With corporate headquarters in Eastern Tennessee and satellite offices in Florida and Michigan, the Domestic Estate Management Association serves the needs of our membership. Each DEMA Chapter is run by a local volunteer Board of Directors made up of Private Service Professionals. Our leadership teams are led by the DEMA National President Matthew Haack. DEMA National is responsible for conducting the business of the association and implementing strategies to achieve the objectives defined by our mission statement. DEMA National sets the strategic focus, aligns staff, volunteers and all of the association’s resources to achieve the desired outcomes of our members…
Mr. Haack has been the driving force behind the Domestic Estate Management Association since our inception in early 2007. His vision for raising standards in all lines of service has been the main focus in his passion for serving those in Private Service.
Prior to founding DEMA, Haack was the General Manager of a high-end cleaning company in Southeast Michigan that exclusively serviced estate homes in which he had many clients that were from Private Service. Previously, he had held multiple executive level management positions in a retail corporate setting. His track record of management has been instrumental in the success of the Domestic Estate Management Association thus far. Mr. Haack also served our country in the United States Marine Corps and graduated from Northwood University with a degree in Business Management.
Dr. Eric W. Barton
Dr. Barton, a successful entrepreneur, international business leader and 11-year Marine Corps veteran, is DEMA’s Chief Executive Officer. Utilizing a natural ability for building successful multimillion-dollar businesses both internationally and domestic, Barton currently owns and manages 28 world-reaching entities. Barton, who has given his time and money to many organizations and causes throughout his life, was the 2014 DEMA Humanitarian of the Year by DEMA. The proven talented and successful entrepreneur was so excited at what he saw during the 2014 DEMA Convention that he wanted to become part of the DEMA team. Under Barton’s leadership, DEMA is partnering with Business Owners Benefits Association (BOBA), which is dedicated to supporting small business owners and individuals, to offer expanded member benefits, insurance solutions, years of knowledge, networking and professional development programs to DEMA members.
The Domestic Estate Management Association currently operates 23 local chapters that meet on a monthly, bi-monthly and quarterly basis. These chapters could not operate without the support of our DEMA Ambassadors who volunteer their time and efforts in each local area. Each chapter is made up of different professions within the Private Service Industry. It is the passion and drive that these individuals have for the private service industry that makes DEMA the most successful association in the Private Service Industry.