WASHINGTON, March 1 -- Virilion, Inc., a full-service digital agency, today announced the appointment of Huard Smith as its President, according to Dan Solomon, Virilion's Chief Executive Officer.
"With Huard's leadership, Virilion has improved its performance for clients," stated Solomon. "With the additional responsibilities as President, I am confident that our ability to effectively translate for the brands and institutions we serve the rapid changes occurring in the marketing and communications environment will grow significantly."
With this newly created position, Smith takes on additional responsibilities relating to the operations of Virilion in addition to being primarily responsible for the services provided to clients and managing the firm's different professional practice areas. Solomon remains Virilion's Chief Executive Officer. Smith has more than 22 years of experience in successfully creating and linking strategies to execution in branding, interactive marketing, online sales, lead generation and Web customer service.
"Virilion is a special place of great people who have a total focus on client service and satisfaction," said Smith. "Our people aspire to serve their clients with a commitment that is second to none, and as a result we are poised for tremendous growth in 2010. I look forward to leading this team of extraordinary professionals as we continue to build Virilion into one of the best-regarded digital agencies."
Prior to joining Virilion, Smith was Senior Vice President in the Strategy & Analysis practice of Digitas, Huard led strategy teams for key clients including AARP, the InterContinental Hotels Group, The Home Depot, The New York Times and Turner Broadcasting.
Huard holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business and Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from the Pennsylvania State University in Aerospace Engineering.
Virilion is a full-service interactive agency that for more than ten years has helped major organizations, institutions, and corporations transform their communication and marketing goals into results through digital media. With offices in Austin, Boston, New York, and Washington, DC, Virilion was named one of Inc. Magazine's fastest growing companies in 2007, 2008 and 2009. Learn more at http://www.virilion.com/.
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