Exclusive: Engage snags RGA Web director

The digital strategy firm Engage has hired the Web director for the Republican Governors Association (RGA), Erik Rapprich. Rapprich will serve as vice president for product design and strategy. 

During his tenure with RGA, Rapprich built 38 websites in 20 states in 5 months, according to Engage. Before that, he ran his own firm, Ethos Digital, for five years. 

Engage is one of the leading firms for conservative candidates. Major clients have included Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, among others. 

The firm is run by veteran Republican Web strategists Mindy Finn and Patrick Ruffini. 

Rapprich's first order of business at Engage: the company Christmas party at Sonoma on Tuesday night.