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SEMPO Announces Newly Elected Board of Directors Who Will Serve for Two Years

Number of votes cast is 40 percent more than last year

Wakefield, MA, February 25, 2008 – The Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization (SEMPO) today announced the results of its 2008 Board of Directors election. A record number of votes was cast—40 percent more than last year.

The 13 newly elected individuals, who were elected to a two-year term, will remain on the Board until 2010. The new Board will begin their term March 12. Board officers will be elected at the SEMPO March Board meeting and announced at SEMPO’s meeting at Search Engine Strategies (SES) New York on March 17.

"I look forward to serving with the new Board, each of whom brings incredible talent and commitment to SEMPO. We are set up to do many great things with our research, local and global growth initiatives, and interactions with the search-engine and other sponsors,” said Jeffrey Pruitt, President of SEMPO and iCrossing executive vice president of corporate partnerships. "I also want to thank the departing Board members for their generous professional and personal contributions towards SEMPO’s growth.”

Pruitt continued, "Looking back on the past year’s achievements, I’m pleased to say that the growth of the SEMPO Institute over the last year has been more successful than we could have imagined. With ever increasing enrollments, we are more and more achieving our goal of educating the industry and those looking to enter into it.”

SEMPO’s 2008 Board of Directors includes:
Chris Boggs, eMergent Marketing/Brulant, Inc.
Jessica Bowman, In-House SEO Expert
Massimo Burgio, Global Search Interactive
Bruce Clay, Bruce Clay, Inc.
Dave Fall, DoubleClick, Inc.
Duane Forrester, Microsoft
Sara Holoubek, Free Agent Consultant
Gordon Hotchkiss, Enquiro Search Solutions, Inc.
Bill Hunt, Global Strategies International
Ron Jones, Symetri Internet Marketing
Kevin Lee, Didit
Jeffrey Pruitt, iCrossing
Dana Todd, Newsforce

About the Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization (SEMPO)
SEMPO is a global non-profit organization serving the search engine marketing industry and marketing professionals engaged in it. Its purpose is to provide a foundation for industry growth through building stronger relationships, fostering awareness, providing education, promoting the industry, generating research, and creating a better understanding of search and its role in marketing. Representing thousands in over 30 countries, SEMPO has over 780 members. It represents the common interests of companies and consultants worldwide and provides them with a voice in the marketplace. SEMPO’s education and outreach initiatives are sponsored in part by Microsoft, Yahoo!, Google,, SMX, and Search Engine Strategies.


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