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2018 DEMA Board of Directors Election Deadlines Announced

Tuesday, December 12, 2017   (2 Comments)
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** Ballot packets have been mailed to all current 2018 DEMA Members **

DEMA has announced that its 2018 Board of Directors election will take place from December 19, 2017 to January 29, 2018. All 2018 A-category, voting Members are encouraged to participate in this election and help guide the future of DEMA and the Industry. Please be sure to read and evaluate all candidate bios below in preparation for casting your vote during the official voting period. 

DEMA's 2018 Board of Directors Election candidates are: 

Category A1 – Manufacturers, Distributors and Affiliated Field/Sales Representatives:

  • Jenna Meistrell, Body Glove  |  BIO
  • Ronny Roskosch, Cayago AG  |  BIO

Category A2 – Diver Certification and Training Agencies, and Affiliated Field/Sales Representative:

  • Kristin Valette, PADI  |  BIO

Category A3 – Dive Publishing, Media, Dive Industry Consulting, Associations & Non-Retail Service Providers:

  • Jerry Beaty, Dive Training Magazine  |  BIO
  • Linda Sue Dingel, Bonnier Corporation  |  BIO

Category A4 – Retail Distribution of Diving Goods & Services:

  • Patrick Hammer, SCUBA EMPORIUM  |  BIO

Category A5 – Dive Travel Provider or Resort:  

  • Brian Rickman, Dive Georgia, LLC  |  BIO
  • Steve Weaver, Dream Weaver Travel  |  BIO
  • Tim Webb, Caradonna Adventures  |  BIO

All A-category DEMA Members who pay their 2018 dues by 4:00PM Pacific Time on January 15, 2018 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.   


For membership information please contact 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. 


Rachelle Reimers says...
Posted Thursday, January 11, 2018
Yes, you should be able to submit your vote online here:
Blue Ocean Network says...
Posted Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Is there an online voting option?

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