Linux Journal Appoints Mark Irgang as Associate Publisher

Houston, TX - February 9, 2009 - Linux Journal has appointed Mark Irgang Associate Publisher. In that role he will focus on leading the business affairs of the marketing, circulation, advertising and editorial teams.

"Mark's exceptional accomplishments in the magazine industry make him particularly well-suited to serve in a publisher role," said Carlie Fairchild, Publisher of Linux Journal. "His in-depth understanding of magazine publishing combined with his strong understanding of and enthusiasm for the Linux community put Mark in a very unique position to help Linux Journal achieve its greater goals."

Irgang joined the Linux Journal team in 2006 as Circulation Director. Over the years his responsibilities expanded to include oversight of events, printing, distribution and facilities planning. During that time, Irgang also became very active in the Linux community, becoming an internal advocate at Linux Journal for the promotion and support of various community activities, events and associations.

"In the past few years I've worked by the side of top-notch professionals at Linux Journal, admiring the talent and dedication they bring to the magazine," Irgang said. "I look forward to being in a position where I can further support the team and expand upon Linux Journal's successes."

Irgang's background includes extensive experience in online and print media, as well as database management. He entered the magazine industry over a decade ago managing circulation databases for a large magazine fulfillment company. There he became entrenched in all aspects of circulation including campaign management, audit regulations, data conversions and customer relationship management.

Mark Irgang holds a BS in Public Relations with a second major in History from Illinois State University. He is currently a member of the Midwest Circulation Association.

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