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DEMA has announced that its 2018 elections to the Board of Directors is scheduled from December 19, 2017 to January 29, 2018.

All 2018 A-category, voting Members are encouraged to participate in this election to help determine the future of DEMA and the Diving Industry. Candidate’s bios are presented below for your evaluation.


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 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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