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DEMA Board of Directors 2018, with election winners

Discussion in 'Business of Diving Institute' started by Darcy Kieran, Jan 31, 2018.

  1. Darcy Kieran

    Darcy Kieran Business of Diving Institute

    More info:
    DEMA Board 2018 Election Results & The New DEMA Board of Directors

    * = won the election.

    A1: Dive Gear Manufacturers

    • *Jenna Meistrell, Body Glove (re-elected)
    • Ronny Roskosch, Cayago AG
    A2: Training Agencies
    • *Kristin Valette, PADI (re-elected)
    A3: Dive Publishing, Consulting, Etc.
    • *Jerry Beaty, Dive Training Magazine (newly elected to the Board)
    • Linda Sue Dingel, Bonnier Corporation
    A4: Dive Shops
    • *Patrick Hammer, Scuba Emporium (re-elected)
    A5: Travel & Dive Resorts
    • Brian Rickman, Dive Georgia
    • Steve Weaver, Weaver’s Dive & Travel Center
    • *Tim Webb, Caradonna (re-elected)
    To get the actual vote counts, you have to be a member and go in the member-only area of the DEMA website.
  2. Eric Sedletzky

    Eric Sedletzky Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Santa Rosa, CA
    Please tell me in the rawest form,
    How does DEMA affect me, or make any difference in my diving (life) as just a regular recreational diver?

    Not trying to be snarky or controversial, but I really don’t know.
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  3. tursiops

    tursiops Marine Scientist and Master Instructor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: U.S. East Coast
    You might peruse the dema.org website and then come back with more targeted questions, if you still have any.
  4. Wookie

    Wookie ScubaBoard Business Sponsor Staff Member ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

    Maybe it does, maybe it doesn't. Do you like sharks? DEMA lobbies congress regarding shark diving in the USA. It's important to note that one of the largest shark diving operators in the Bahamas was on the BOD during that lobbying effort.

    How do you feel about what's wrong with the direction of the industry? Many here will give you an earful about how DEMA and the 800 lb diving gorilla are doing their very best to promote " Diving is fun and anyone can do it".

    The same old boring trade show doesn't affect you much, except that's where your LDS makes their annual stocking order, so by the time DEMA rolls around they are desperately trying to dump the dusty crap they ordered last year to raise money and make space for the same new crap that will get dusty.

    Not too much otherwise...
  5. Wookie

    Wookie ScubaBoard Business Sponsor Staff Member ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

    I've never found the website to have even the smallest redeeming featureZ. YMMV
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  6. StefinSB

    StefinSB Barracuda

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Santa Barbara, CA
    Looks like they are really busy.

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