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2015 DEMA Board of Directors Election Slate Announced

 

DEMA has announced that its 2015 Board of Directors election will take place from December 15, 2014 to January 30, 2015. All 2015 DEMA Members are eligible to vote.  DEMA's 2015 Board of Directors Election candidates are:

 

  • Category A1 – Manufacturers, Distributors and Affiliated Field/Sales Representatives:
    • Tom Bird, Trident Diving Equipment
    • Mike Hollis, American Underwater Products
    • Stefan Michl, MaresCategory
  • Category A2 – Diver Certification and Training Agencies, and Affiliated Field/Sales Representative:
    • Kristin Valette, PADI
  • Category A3 – Dive Publishing, Media, Dive Industry Consulting, Associations & Non-Retail Service Providers:
    • William Cline, Cline Group Advertising, Inc. (incumbent)
    • Linda Sue Dingel, Bonnier Corporation
    • Dan Orr, Dan Orr Consulting
  • Category A4 – Retail Distribution of Diving Goods & Services:
    • Bill Cole, Sea Experience
    • Darcy Kieran, Divers Direct
    • Tom Maddox, American Diving Supply
  • Category A5 – Dive Travel Provider or Resort:  
    • Keith Sahm, Sunset House·        
    • Tim Webb, Caradonna Dive Adventures

The DEMA Board members serve three year terms.  In the 2015 Board election two seats are open in the A3 category. Pursuant to DEMA’s bylaws, the candidate with the most votes shall be elected for a period of three years.  The candidate with the second most votes shall be elected for a period of two years. The following Board members will continue their terms, serving through 2016:

  • Scott Daley, Body Glove International – Manufacturing (A1)
  • Tom Leaird, Scuba Educators/PDIC International – Training Organizations (A2)
  • Werner Kurn, Ocean Enterprises – Retail (A4)
  • Stuart Cove – Travel and Destinations (A5)

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.  There is neither a requirement in the DEMA Bylaws nor any obligation in the voting procedures which compels DEMA Members to conform to a “voting bloc.”

 

All A-category DEMA Members who pay their 2015 dues by 4:30PM Pacific Time on January 9, 2015 will 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.  

 

CLICK HERE TO JOIN FOR 2015

  

For membership information please contact membership@dema.org or (858) 616-6408. In accordance with the DEMA Bylaws, Directors serve three-year terms.  Click here for more information on DEMA's Board of Directors and Bylaws. 

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