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2014 DEMA Board of Directors Election Begins December 13, 2013

 
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All Category “A” Members are Requested to Review the Candidate Information Packet and Vote During the Official Voting Period
 
DEMA’s upcoming 2014 Board of Directors election will take place during the period starting December 13, 2013 and ending January 31, 2014. All Category “A” DEMA Members who pay their 2014 dues by the official date of record, 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time on January 10, 2014, will be eligible to vote in this election and current 2013 Members are strongly encouraged to renew their dues for 2014 immediately in order to participate. All Category “A” Members will receive a Candidate Information Packet and Official Election Ballot via US mail. The Candidate Information Packet can also be viewed online. 2014 Members can vote online once voting is activated beginning December 13th.
 
DEMA's 2014 Board of Directors Election candidates are:
 
Category A1 – Manufacturers, Distributors and Affiliated Field/Sales Representatives:
  • Scott Daley, Body Glove International (incumbent)
  • Richard Hill, Catalina Cylinders
Category A2 – Diver Certification and Training Agencies, and Affiliated Field/Sales Representatives:
  • Tom Leaird, Scuba Educators/PDIC International (incumbent)
  • Jeff Seckendorf, Unified Team Diving
Category A3 – Dive Publishing, Media, Dive Industry Consulting, Associations & Non-Retail Service Providers:
  • Bonnie Borkin, Bonnier Corporation – Dive Group (incumbent)
  • Matt Weiss, Divephotoguide
Category A4 – Retail Distribution of Diving Goods & Services:
  • Werner Kurn, Ocean Enterprises, Inc. (incumbent)
Category A5 – Dive Travel Provider or Resort:
  • Stuart Cove, Stuart Cove's Dive Bahamas
  • Ronny Roskosch, Active Scuba Divers
Category “A” DEMA Members must pay their 2014 dues by 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time on January 10, 2014 to be eligible to vote in this election. DEMA encourages Members to consider each candidate carefully and to vote for the candidate in each category that meets industry needs as perceived by the individual Member. Members can refer to the DEMA Office at the number or email below, or the DEMA Bylaws for any questions regarding voting procedures,   For membership information please contact membership@dema.org or (858) 616-6408.
 
In accordance with the DEMA Bylaws, Directors serve three-year terms. The following Board members will continue to serve through 2014:
 
Category A1 – Manufacturers, Distributors and Affiliated Field/Sales Representatives:
  • Stephen Ashmore, Tabata USA, Inc. (TUSA)
Category A2 – Diver Certification and Training Agencies, and Affiliated Field/Sales Representatives:
  • Jeff Nadler, PADI Americas
Category A3 – Dive Publishing, Media, Dive Industry Consulting, Associations & Non-Retail Service Providers:
  • William Cline, Cline Group Advertising, Inc.
Category A4 – Retail Distribution of Diving Goods & Services:
  • Darcy Kieran, Total Diving-Montreal Scuba
Category A5 – Dive Travel Provider or Resort:
  • Jenny Collister, Reef & Rainforest Dive & Adventure Travel
For more information on DEMA's Board of Directors and Bylaws visit www.dema.org.

 

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