SEMPO Names 2009 Officers

SEMPO, the Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization, has elected a new slate of officers for 2009. Jeffrey Pruitt, formerly SEMPO president and executive vice president of corporate partnerships, iCrossing, was elected chairman, replacing outgoing chairman Dana Todd, CMO and co-founder at Newsforce.

Sara Holoubek, corporate strategy consultant, replaces Pruitt as SEMPO's president. Ron Jones, president and CEO of Symetri Internet Marketing, was elected vice president of SEMPO, and Dave Fall, vice president, product management, search technology, at DoubleClick, Inc., was elected treasurer. Jones and Fall effectively swapped the positions they held last year. Chris Boggs, director of search engine optimization for Rosetta, was re-elected secretary.

The newly elected officers will begin their one-year terms on April 1.

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