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SEMPO Board of Directors Announces 2011-2012 Officers

Board Approves Three VPs to Focus on Committees, Chapters and Global Efforts

Wakefield, Mass., May 11, 2011 -- The Board of Directors of SEMPO today announced the election of a new slate of officers.

Jeffrey Pruitt, CEO of ethology, was re-elected chairperson of SEMPO. Chris Boggs, director of search & media thought leadership at ROSETTA, was re-elected president. Massimo Burgio, global search expert with Global Search Interactive; Rob Garner, vice president, strategy, at iCrossing; and Mike Grehan, vice president and global content director with Incisive Media, were all newly elected as vice presidents. Margaret Willette, Search Marketing Manager, Intuit, was re-elected treasurer/secretary.

For profiles of the officers, click here.

"It’s a real pleasure to stay on as chairman for the coming year. The restructuring we launched recently with a $125 individual annual membership fee makes the benefits of SEMPO membership more accessible,” said Pruitt. "With Chris as president once again and with the continuation of the full Board’s 2010-2012 term, there’s a nice continuity that serves this global networking organization well as we look to provide more opportunities for local networking, education and engagement with industry leaders.”

"I’m honored to continue to serve as president -- to work alongside such a dedicated board and to offer leadership to such engaged, passionate members around the globe,” said Boggs. "SEMPO’s leadership will be strengthened by the addition of three highly qualified and experienced vice presidents in 2011. Their roles will be collaborative and will focus on governing SEMPO’s expanding committees and local chapters around the globe.”

SEMPO is a global non-profit organization serving the search 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. SEMPO includes thousands of professionals across 50 countries. The organization’s mission is to represent the common interests of companies and consultants worldwide and provide them with a voice in the marketplace. SEMPO's education and outreach initiatives are funded in part by Google, American Express Open SearchManager, and Baidu, and supported through partnerships with SMX, SES, OMS, and MediaPost.

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