Tom Ingram, CAE
The Diving Equipment & Marketing Association
Tom Ingram has over 40 years of experience working in education, business and marketing and has served as the President and CEO of the Diving Equipment and Marketing Association (DEMA) since 2002. Previously, Ingram was the Director of Marketing with two professional diving equipment manufacturers and was a certified Business Counselor for the U.S. Small Business Administration and Coordinator for a Florida Small Business Development Center. In that role, Ingram served as liaison to local and state government officials and the public, and was responsible for federal regulation compliance.
In the 1980s and 1990s, Ingram was Department Chair for a recreational business degree program at Barry University in Miami, Florida as well as for Florida Institute of Technology. In addition to administrative duties, Ingram taught numerous university courses in a variety of business subjects including marketing, business administration, sales management, advertisement, accounting, finance, and others.
Ingram holds a Masters’ degree in Marketing and Management and in 2008 – 2009 was recognized as Association Executive of the Year by CalSAE. He served as Chair of the CalSAE Board in 2010-2011. Tom currently serves on the CalSAE San Diego Regional Council and is a Certified Association Executive (CAE).
Ingram is currently on the Board of Directors for the Cayman Islands International Scuba Diving Hall of Fame through their Department of Tourism, and has been published and cited in several business and marketing related texts and periodicals.