President – Kevin Getch, Webfor
Kevin Getch is the Founder and Lead SEO at Webfor, a full-service digital marketing agency providing search engine optimization, social media marketing, website and logo design. His claim to fame is that his team won the Vancouver Business Journal’s Fastest Growing Business Award in 2013 and he was nominated earlier in 2014 for the small business person of the year award for the state of Washington.
Past President / Secretary –
Alan George, Columbia Steel Casting Co., Inc.
Alan George has been with Columbia Steel — America’s leading manufacturer of steel and iron castings used as replacement wear parts in industrial equipment — for more than nineteen years. He currently manages the development, creation and implementation of all marketing communications for the company based in Portland, OR.
Prior to Columbia Steel, Alan was a sales and project manager for Promotion Products, Inc., where he managed portable trade show properties for Microsoft Corp.
Membership – Ryan Campbell, Prosites
Technical – Scott Hendison, Search Commander, Inc.
Scott’s career in search started in the late 1990’s, as the owner of a computer & software store. He offered computer repair service and sold software online until 2002, when he began marketing for other businesses. In 2004 he founded Search Commander, Inc., started attending and speaking at various conferences, and eventually became one of the founding board members of SEMpdx.
Search Commander, Inc is a local search consulting firm that offers multiple internet brands, including GetWPress, development assistance for growing agencies.
Events – Robert Frost, Odysys
Robert Frost is the Director of Professional Services at Odysys, a SaaS provider for the hospitality industry, where he manages Paid Search, Social, Display and Retargeting campaigns for the company and its customers. He is also consulting on Paid Media strategies with small, local businesses as the founder and principal at RPerro Media. Prior to Odysys, Robert was the Director of Media Operations at Ethology (previously EngineWorks), while also managing the agency’s Portland office. Robert has over 10 years of experience in digital marketing, with a focus on Paid Media across many verticals. He was a long-time volunteer at SEMpdx events, and is enjoying even more interaction with the SEMpdx community as the Director of Events.
Editor – Todd Mintz
Todd Mintz has over 15 years of experience in search marketing, managing AdWords Accounts for clients since AdWords began. His clients have included many large Silicon Valley brands. He also is very visible in the SEM social media space and is also one of the founding members of SEMpdx, Portland’s Search Marketing Organization.
Treasurer – Tony Svoboda, WebRanking.com
Tony is the Founder and CFO of Locology L.L.C. and WebRanking.com. Since January 1998, Tony has been the driving force behind the vision and direction of WebRanking.com.
Responsible for the development of the company’s corporate strategy and overseeing its finances, Tony still finds time to take an active role in the day to day operations of the company, while continuing to look for new ways to offer clients world class services and programs at affordable prices.
Partnerships – Trish Carey, SellerEngine Software
Trish Carey is the Marketing Director at SellerEngine Software. Prior to that, she was the Assistant Director of Digital Strategies for Portland State University’s Center for Executive and Professional Education, and Marketing Manager at GTS Services, a software company located in Portland, OR. She has over 19 years of experience in a variety of digital marketing specialties and industries. She enjoys project launch, social media and analytics. Trish also serves on the Communications Committee at the Multhomah Athletic Club.
Charity of Choice – Darin Fenn, Upsource
Darin is the founder and President at Upsource, a national brand and Internet marketing agency that provides personalized, high quality services including local search management, social media services, website design, content strategy, Search Engine Optimization, link building, and web presence analysis. Prior to that he was the Managing Director at the Hawthorne Venture Group.
Engage Conference – Anna Hutson, Avenue
Anna Hutson is the Founder and CEO of Avenue, a digital marketing agency that empowers growth-minded and purpose driven companies to make a difference in the world through results-driven digital marketing, strategic problem-solving and exceptional customer service. Avenue’s proprietary marketing products and custom services help brands and businesses of all sizes grow sustainably and successfully. Prior to founding Avenue, Anna held a variety of executive leadership roles at regional digital and full-service agencies.
Anna is passionate about having a meaningful impact on our community through volunteerism and currently serves on the Statewide Board of Directors for SMART (Start Making A Reader Today). Anna is also a speaker and instructor for organizations such as the American Marketing Association, SEMpdx, ACT -W, Clark College and Portland State University on the topics of digital marketing, entrepreneurship and women in technology.
Sponsorships – Rachel Schmidt, Upsource
Rachel Schmidt is the Director of Operations at Upsource, recently named as one of Portland’s 100 fastest-growing private companies. She has played an integral role in positioning Upsource as one of the leading digital marketing agencies for law firms throughout the United States, bringing a focused, innovative approach to company processes. Before working at Upsource, Rachel worked as Marketing Director for Sorella Salon & Spa, a high-end salon with multiple locations on the Eastside of Seattle.
Marketing – Jessica Seidel, Louder than Digital
Jessica has been providing marketing and strategic management consulting for 15+ years. She has vast experience implementing outsourced marketing services and digital marketing campaign management with a wide variety of industries.
Jessica currently is the V.P. of Client Services for Louder Than Digital, where she is responsible for managing client delivery and communication for large and small businesses. She guides her digital marketing teams through campaign strategy planning, creative design and tactical execution.
Volunteers – Scott Fish, 32° Digital
Scott Fish is the founder of 32° Digital and has has worked with clients around the world for over 15 years. A passion for travel and history has lead to working with luxury and destination hotels, universities, wineries, sports organizations, museums and cultural organizations. Scott works with clients to bring high-level strategic thinking to organizations that have a drive for understanding and acting on data in an efficient an educational way.
When not helping clients, Scott is playing racquetball and coaching a high school team. Scott serves on the Board of Directors for the US Olympic Committee recognized USA Racquetball Association, is the director of the membership committee, and manages their Google Grants campaign.