27 January 2006

DEMA announces new Board of Directors for 2006

The results of DEMA's 2006 Board of Directors Election are in and DEMA Members have spoken. New board members elected to serve and represent the industry in 2006 and beyond.

DEMA's 2006 Board of Directors consists of the following individuals:

A1-Manufacturers & Distributors
Dan Emke – Aeris
*Susan Long – Diving Unlimited International

A2-Diver Certification and Training Agencies
*Al Hornsby – PADI
Dan Orr – Divers Alert Network

A3-Dive Publishing, Media, Consulting and Non-Retail Service Providers
*Ty Sawyer – Sport Diver Magazine
Rick Stratton – Northwest Dive News

*Jim Byrem – Ocean Concepts Scuba
Dave Riscinti – Blue Water Divers

A5-Travel & Resorts
Wayne Hasson – Aggressor Fleet
*Keith Sahm – Sunset House

*Newly elected members

Congratulations to all of the Directors of DEMA! In the coming weeks the new Board will meet to conduct elections for officers of the Board, form committees and elect individuals to chair them.

In accordance with the DEMA Bylaws, Directors serve three-year terms. Directors cannot serve more than two consecutive three-year terms, but can be re-elected after a minimum break of one year. For more information on DEMA's Board of Directors and Bylaws visit http://www.dema.org/displayboard.cfm.

The election was conducted by CPA firm, Gray, Proctor & McMannis, based in Newport Beach, CA. Only 2006 DEMA members were eligible to vote.

DEMA, the Diving Equipment & Marketing Association, is an international organization dedicated to the promotion and growth of the recreational scuba diving and snorkeling industry. With more than 1,200 members, this non-profit, global organization promotes scuba diving through many initiatives including consumer awareness programs, media campaigns and sponsorship of the DEMA Show, a trade event open only to companies doing business in the scuba diving, action water sports and adventure/dive travel industries.

DEMA Show 2006 will take place November 8 – 11, 2006 in Orlando, FL.

For more information on DEMA, call 858-616-6408 or visit www.dema.org.

Source: www.divenewswire.com


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