DEMA announces the 2021 Board of Directors
DEMA, the American-based Diving Equipment and Marketing Association, has confirmed that the 2021 Board of Directors election results are in.
The following individuals will serve three terms.
Jenna Meistrell, Body Glove (elected 2021)
A2: Diver Certification and Training Agencies
Tom Leaird, SEI Scuba
Jeff Mondle, PADI Americas (elected 2021)
A3: Dive Publishing, Media, Consulting and Non-Retail Service Providers
William Cline, Cline Group Advertising
Dan Orr, Dan Orr Consulting (elected 2021)
Bill Cole, Sea Experience
Patrick Hammer, Dive Right In Scuba, Inc. (elected 2021)
A5: Travel & Resorts
Bradley Barnett, Clearly Cayman Dive Resorts (elected 2021)
Steve Weaver, Dream Weaver Travel
We all recognise that our industry and our sport is under a great deal of stress... the current health crisis has created issues that our sport, our industry and our lives have never faced before. — Dan Orr
The newly elected Board Members
Jenna Meistrell worked for PADI as a marketing intern prior to her graduation from the University of San Diego, USA. She is currently the Brand Manager for Body Glove and Marquee Brands.
Jeff Mondle owned and operated Treasure Cove Scuba, in Ohio from 1977–1983. In 1994, he joined PADI as a Sales and Field Services Director. Today, Mondle is PADI Media Group Director.
Dan Orr helped put DAN on the map during his 23 years of service at Divers Alert Network. Following his retirement in 2013, he founded Dan Orr Consulting, along with his wife Betty. Today, amongst other things, Orr serves as the Chairman of the Board at the Academy of Underwater Arts and Science.
Patrick Hammer founded Scuba Emporium, Illinois in 1974. He has organised the dive show Our World Underwater since 1975, and has previously served on the DEMA Board.
Bradley Barnett has worked in franchise network and strategic development, before running a multi-million dollar telephone company. Today, he runs three dive centres based in Little Cayman, Cayman Brac and Grand Cayman.