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Press Release - SEMPO Elects New Board of Directors and Officers for 2016-18
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SEMPO Elects New Board of Directors and Officers for 2016-18

Leaders Are Influential Search Marketing Industry Experts

Wakefield, Mass. – June. 6, 2016 –  SEMPO, the world's largest nonprofit organization serving the search and digital marketing industry and the marketing professionals engaged in it, has announced the results of elections for its Board of Directors. SEMPO members cast ballots for Directors; then, as its first order of business, the new Board elected the organization's officers for the next two years.

The new SEMPO Board of Directors includes:

Chris Boggs, CEO/Founder, Web Traffic Advisors, LLC
Michael Bonfils, Intl Managing Director, SEM International
Mike Corak, VP/GM, DAC Group
Marc Engelsman, Director, Strategy & Analytics, Digital Brand Expressions
John Gagnon, Bing Ads Evangelist, Microsoft
Mike Grehan, CMO, Acronym
Michael Gullaksen, COO, iProspect
Krista LaRiviere, CoFounder & CEO, gShift
Bill Leake, CEO, Apogee Results
Corey Morris, Director of Digital Strategy, ER Marketing
Cristie Reed, Digital Marketing Strategist, Thomson Reuters
Francis Skipper, Partner, 451 Marketing
Dave Tan, Director, Agency Business Development, Google
Tony Wright, CEO/Founder, WrightIMC
Michael Yang Xu, Co-President, Gridsum

SEMPO's new officers are:

Chairman: Mike Grehan
President: Mike Gullaksen
Secretary/Treasurer: Mike Corak
Sponsorship VP: Christie Reed
Membership VP Mike Bonfils
Programs VP: Mike Grehan
Research VP: Mark Engelsman
Education VP: Chris Boggs
SEMPO Cities VP: Krista LaRivière

"Congratulations to the new SEMPO Directors. Thanks to the outgoing Directors for their service and contributions, and to my fellow Board members for their expression of confidence in re-electing me Chairman," said Grehan.

"Welcome to our new Board members – we are looking forward to their fresh thoughts and ideas for SEMPO programs and activities, including our newly launched Member Forum event," said Gullaksen. "Plans for the next Member Forum are already underway, building on the success of this year's inaugural event."

SEMPO activities center on education, networking, and its well-respected research. To support its educational mission, the organization provides a webinar series, Chats with industry experts, and face-to-face education delivered at the local level through the SEMPO Cities initiative, which provides opportunities for members to network together throughout the world.

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SEMPO is a global non-profit organization serving the search and digital marketing industry and the 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 and Baidu. For more information or to join the organization, visit



SEMPO Media Contact Information:

Brooke Weldon
+1 781-876-6268


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