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The DEMA Board of Directors & Committees


  • Dan Orr, Chair
  • Tim Webb, Immediate Past Chair
  • Pat Hammer, Vice Chair
  • Mike Hollis, Treasurer/Secretary

Board Members

  • A1-Manufacturing
    Mike Hollis, Aqua Lung
    Jenna Meistrell, Body Glove

  • A2-Diver Certification and Training Agencies
    Kristin Valette-Wirth, PADI

  • A3-Dive Publishing, Media, Consulting and Non-Retail Service Providers
    Jerry Beaty, Dive Training Magazine
    Dan Orr, Dan Orr Consulting

  • A4-Retailers
    Patrick Hammer, Scuba Emporium
    Myra Kurn, Ocean Enterprises, Inc.

  • A5-Travel & Resorts
    Stuart Cove, Stuart Cove’s Dive Bahamas
    Tim Webb, Caradonna Dive Adventures

Learn more about the DEMA Board.

Committees and Chairs

  • Awards Committee: Patrick Hammer, Chair
  • Consumer Marketing Committee: Kristin Valette-Wirth, Chair
  • DEMA Show Committee: Jenny Collister, Chair
  • Finance Committee: Mike Hollis, Chair
  • Manufacturing Committee: Mike Hollis, Chair
  • Nominations Committee: Tim Webb 
  • Public Policy Committee: Dan Orr, Chair 
  • Research Committee: William Cline, Chair
  • Retailer Resource Committee: Sid Stovall, Chair

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