SEMPO Elects 2010 Board Members

SEMPO — the Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization — has announced its 2010-2012 Board Of Directors. Officers will be elected from the board later this month. The board takes office as of March 18 and includes:

  • Chris Boggs, Director, Search Engine Optimization, ROSETTA
  • Massimo Burgio, Founder, Chief Strategist, Global Search Interactive
  • Bruce Clay, President, Bruce Clay, Inc.
  • Dave Fall, SVP Product and Operations, Clickable, Inc.
  • Rob Garner, Strategy Director, iCrossing
  • Mike Grehan, VP and Global Content Director,  Incisive Media
  • Motoko Hunt, President, Japanese Search Strategist, AJPR
  • Kevin Le,e CEO, Didit
  • Kristjan Mar Hauksson, Director Search / Owner,  Nordic eMarketing
  • Dmitriy Minenko, Online Specialist, Search Engine Marketing, Tourism British Columbia
  • Jeffrey Pruitt, CEO, Acendant
  • Margaret Willette, Search Marketing Manager, Intuit
  • Michael Y. Xu, SVP, Beijing Gridsum Technology Co., Ltd.

For history buffs, here’s the SEMPO board over time

2003-2004 (Founding Board)

  • Barbara C. Coll, Webmama.com (Chair & President)
  • Noel McMichael, Marketleap, (Vice President)
  • Jessie Chase Stricchiola, Alchemist Media (Secretary)
  • Christine Churchill, KeyRelevance
  • Kevin Lee, Did-it.com
  • Mauro Lupi, Ad Maiora (added in 2004)
  • Fredrick Marckini, iProspect
  • Brett Tabke, WebMasterWorld
  • Dana Todd, SiteLab

2005

  • Kevin Lee, Did-it.com (Chair)
  • Dana Todd, SiteLab (President)
  • John Sanchez, Zunch Communications (Vice President)
  • Jeffrey Pruitt, iCrossing (Treasurer/Secretary)
  • Ron Belanger, Carat Interactive
  • Chris Churchill, Fathom Online
  • Barbara Coll, CEO, Webmama.com
  • Koichiro Fukasawa, Wasabi Communications
  • Gordon Hotchkiss, Enquiro
  • Mauro Lupi, Ad Maiora SpA
  • Jessie Stricchiola, Alchemist Media
  • Julienne Thompson, Advertising.com
  • David Williams, 360i

2006:

  • Gordon Hotchkiss, Enquiro  (Chair)
  • Dana Todd, SiteLab  (President)
  • Jeffrey Pruitt, iCrossing (Vice President)
  • Sara Holoubek, Free Agent Consultant (Secretary)
  • Dave Williams, 360i (Treasurer)
  • Chris Boggs, G3 Group
  • Julienne Thompson Hood, Advertising.com
  • Bill Hunt, Global Strategies International
  • Mick Jolly, PRWeb
  • Kevin Lee, Did-It
  • Mauro Lupi, Ad Maiora
  • Daniel Perry, Career Education Corporation
  • Bill Tancer, Hitwise

2007:

  • Gordon Hotchkiss, Enquiro (Chair)
  • Jeffrey Pruitt, iCrossing (President)
  • Dave Williams, 360i (Vice President)
  • Dave Fall, DoubleClick Inc. (Treasurer)
  • Chris Boggs, Avenue A/Razorfish (Secretary)
  • Massimo Burgio, Global Search Interactive
  • Fionn Downhill, Elixir Systems
  • Duane Forrester, Sports Direct Inc.
  • Sara Holoubek, Free Agent Consultant
  • Bill Hunt, Global Strategies International
  • Kevin Lee, Did-It
  • Tanya Rietze, Hewlett-Packard
  • Dana Todd, SiteLab

2008-2009

  • Jeffrey Pruitt, iCrossing (Chair)
  • Sara Holoubek, Free Agent Consultant (President)
  • Ron Jones, Symetri Internet Marketing (Vice President)
  • Dave Fall, DoubleClick, Inc. (Treasurer)
  • Chris Boggs, eMergent Marketing/Brulant, Inc. (Secretary)
  • Jessica Bowman, In-House SEO Expert
  • Massimo Burgio, Global Search Interactive
  • Bruce Clay, Bruce Clay, Inc.
  • Duane Forrester, Microsoft
  • Gordon Hotchkiss, Enquiro Search Solutions, Inc.
  • Bill Hunt, Global Strategies International
  • Kevin Lee, Didit
  • Dana Todd, Newsforce

Note: The election above gave board members two year terms, though officers — selected from the board — only had one year terms. I can’t tell from the SEMPO press release archives who was elected to what office for 2008. There’s a lot missing in the archives. Listed above are those selected as officers for 2009.

SEMPO was founded in August 2003, suffered a rocky year near its first birthday that saw some questioning whether it would survived. But since then, it has lasted longer than some rival industry organizations that have come and gone. The group releases an important annual industry report each year and had a big highlight when it rang the NASDAQ bell in 2008.

Chris Boggs

Director, Search Engine Optimization, ROSETTA®

Massimo Burgio

Founder, Chief Strategist, Global Search Interactive

Bruce Clay

President, Bruce Clay, Inc.

Dave Fall

SVP Product and Operations, Clickable, Inc.

Rob Garner

Strategy Director, iCrossing

Mike Grehan

VP and Global Content Director,  Incisive Media

Motoko Hunt

President, Japanese Search Strategist, AJPR

Kevin Lee

CEO, Didit

Kristjan Mar Hauksson

Director Search / Owner,  Nordic eMarketing

Dmitriy Minenko

Online Specialist, Search Engine Marketing, Tourism British Columbia

Jeffrey Pruitt

CEO, Acendant

Margaret Willette

Search Marketing Manager, Intuit

Michael Y. Xu

SVP, Beijing Gridsum Technology Co., Ltd.

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