Ian Lurie Named to SEMPO Board of Directors

Portent Team Feb 27 2012

Portent CEO Ian Lurie has been named to the  2012-2014 Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization (SEMPO) Board of Directors.

“I’m excited to be on the board with such a great group of search marketers,” Lurie said. “SEMPO’s done some great things for our industry, and I know we’ll be able to grow the organization.”


Lurie joins the 13-person SEMPO Board that will take office on March 22, heralded by outgoing chairman Jeff Pruitt for its “combination of talent, vision and energy.”

Building a SEMPO presence in the city of Seattle, where Portent is located, is something Lurie is excited about. “Seattle has a thriving search marketing industry, so establishing a SEMPO chapter in this city will be great for this community,” he said.

Congratulations to Ian, and to all those who were elected!

2012-2014 SEMPO Board of Directors

 Lindsay Blankenship Director, Search Marketing Razorfish
 Chris Boggs Director Search Media and Thought Leadership Rosetta
 Bruce Clay President Bruce Clay, Inc.
 Mike Corak EVP, Strategy ethology
 Rob Garner Vice President, Strategy iCrossing
 Mike Grehan Global VP, Content incisivemedia
 Michael Gullaksen SVP, Managing Director Covario
 Brian Kaminski COO iProspect
 Frank Lee Head of Sales DataPop
 Ian Lurie CEO Portent
 Kristjan Mar Hauksson Founder/Director Nordic e-Marketing
 John Nicoletti Director, Agency Development Google, Inc.
 Michael Xu SVP Beijing Gridsum Technology

About SEMPO:

“SEMPO is a global non-profit organization serving the search engine marketing industry and marketing professionals engaged in it. Our 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.”

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  1. Congratulations, Ian! I voted for you in spirit if not, you know, actual balloting. Apparently, there were “rules” or something. Basically, The Man brought me down.

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