SEMPO announces its newly elected Board of Directors & Officers

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SEMPO has announced its newly elected Board of Directors and Officers for 2016 through 2018.

Mike Grehan, CMO at the digital marketing agency Acronym, was re-elected as Chairman, and Mike Gullaskin who serves as iProspect’s COO, was named President.

“Congratulations to the new SEMPO Directors,” said Grehan in the release announcing the search marketing association’s new board members, “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.”

According to SEMPO’s list of officers, Grehan will also serve as the organization’s VP of Programming.

Here is the full list of SEMPO’s Officers and its newly elected Board of Directors:

SEMPO Officers:
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

SEMPO Board of Directors:
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

President Mike Gullasken welcomed the new board.

“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.”

The nonprofit organization for SEO and SEM professionals recently released the results of its 2015 salary survey, showing that digital marketing salaries were up compared to three years ago: SEMPO’s latest salary survey shows search marketer average pay up 16% over 2013.