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.
When he’s not focusing on helping small businesses grow their brand he’s practicing Jiu Jitsu and spending time with his wife and two kids.
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 sixteen 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 project manager for Promotion Products, Inc., where he managed portable trade show properties for Microsoft Corp.
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 SEO Automatic, a membership site and set of white label SEO tools for other internet marketers.
Membership – Jessica Ward, MKG Marketing, Inc.
Jessica Ward is the Digital Strategist at MKG Marketing, Inc. Prior to MKG, Jessica was Digital Marketing Manager at ZoomCare, a health insurance company located in the Pacific Northwest, and Director of SEO at Amplify Interactive, a boutique SEM Agency located in Portland, OR. She has over ten years of experience in a variety of digital marketing specialties and industries. She has a passion for Paid Search, Social Advertising, SEO, and Web Analytics.
Events – Robert Frost, Ethology
Robert Frost began his digital journey in 2002 with GTS Services, a software company in Portland. He joined the SEM team at EngineWorks in 2009, and when Ethology, a full-service digital agency based in Scottsdale, acquired EngineWorks in 2011, took over management of the Paid Media team. Robert is currently the Director of Media Operations at Ethology, and manages the agency’s Portland office. He has many years of experience in digital marketing with a focus on SEM across many verticals. Robert was a long-time volunteer at SEMpdx events, and is enjoying even more interaction with the SEMpdx membership as events director.
Editor – Todd Mintz, 3Q Digital
Todd Mintz, who has been with 3Q Digital since March 2011, has over 15 years of experience in search marketing and is a SEM/PPC Thought Leader / Rock Star / Visionary (joke!). He also is very visible in the SEM social media space and is a curator/contributor at MarketingLand. He is also one of the founding members of SEMpdx.
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 has spent the last 10 years building companies and driving agency growth. Hutson has helped companies ranging from Fortune 500 brands to start-ups and local businesses develop strategic marketing plans, launch advertising campaigns, tell their stories through digital and social communications, solve marketing challenges and approach business growth in a unique and measurable way. In 2016, Hutson founded and launched Avenue, a marketing agency that specializes in connecting brands to their customers through creative, measurable and data-driven digital experiences.
Also active in the community, Hutson serves on the Governing Board for SMART (Start Making A Reader Today) and has served on the Board of Directors as Secretary for the Cascade Academy Foundation.
Sponsorships – Rachel Schmidt, Upsource
Rachel Schmidt is the Director of Client Services 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 each and every project.
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.
When not analyzing data and launching creative marketing campaigns, you can find her at home, in beautiful Bend, Oregon, with her husband, teenage daughter and two beloved dogs.
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.