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New Sempo Board:
Kevin Lee, Did-It
Dave Fall, DoubleClick Inc.
Chris Boggs, Avenue A/Razorfish
Jeffrey Pruitt, iCrossing
Tanya Rietze, Hewlett-Packard
Fionn Downhill, Elixir Systems
Duane Forrester, Sports Direct Inc.
Sara Holoubek, Free Agent Consultant
Dana Todd, SiteLab
Dave Williams, 360i
Bill Hunt, Global Strategies International
Gordon Hotchkiss, Enquiro
Massimo Burgio, Global Search Interactive
That's quite a switch from what it was when we started it. It is a bit shocking to think about, but when Danny Sullivan asked me to be on the founding board with him, I agreed because I envisioned it to be about small independent operators and firms. I never even considerded that an HP or a DoubleCLick would have anything what so ever to do with search marketing organizations.
With big names on (the) board, more attention will likely be gained for SEMPO. In a world where many people often claim to be SEO's and SEM's overnight I think having an industry leader in terms of practices and education should really help to legitimize things even further.
In the end though it's all about money... even for non profits like SEMPO.