On February 10th, the new convention website was launched, visit to see all of the details for attending the convention.  Early Bird Registration ends on April 30th so be sure to reserve your seat at the discounted rate!  



DEMA is excited to announce our Keynote Speakers: Richard J. Stephenson (Principal, Founder & Chairman) of Cancer Treatment Centers of America and Estate Manager, David Barrie Jr.  Their topic “Setting Service Level Expectations in Business & in the Estate”  will be groundbreaking for the industry where Principal and Private Service Professional share the stage for one-of-a-kind presentation.  It will surely be one for the ages and not to be missed!

FHeslop Bio


The Master of Ceremonies will be the one and only, Fitzgerald Heslop!  Mr. Heslop has served as Front Range Training & Consulting Generals Aide Program Lead Instructor and Subject Matter Expert in the field of Professional Household Management providing training and certification in Professional Household Management to the United States Department of Defense Enlisted Aides to 3 and 4 Star Generals. Enlisted Aides service provides the appropriate atmosphere for entertaining dignitaries and heads of state in order to secure those opportunities which may better provide for the security of our nation.

We are also pleased to announce Featured Speakers: “Moti” Haim Ferder, Charles MacPherson (Presentation “The Three Principles of Domestic Management”), Bonnie Low-Kramen & Jeffrey Marquart.  Workshop Speakers: Fitzgerald Heslop & Donna Shannon have also joined our list of presenters. 

To view the presenter’s bios and to stay up to date on all the speaker announcements as they happen, we encourage you to periodically check the convention website and follow us on all of our social media outlets (links can be found at the bottom of this newsletter).

We would also like to extend a BIG Thank You to our Diamond & Platinum Level Sponsors for this year’s convention:

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Podcast Library Update

Five NEW podcasts have been added to the library over the last month!  Our special podcast series “The Road to the 2012 Convention” will officially start this week as well, highlighting speakers that will be presenting at this September’s convention.

In this week’s show we interview Tom Breedlove from Breedlove & Associates in Austin, TX.

Click Here for a Preview, to listen to the full version visit our Podcast Library ~


Event Calendar_screenshot            Click Here for Monthly CalendarUpcoming March Events 

Attend a meeting in your area and feel the heartbeat of the industry!  No matter how digital our society becomes you cannot replace “face-to-face” networking.

DEMA has created a safe haven for you to network and learn from your peers in many locations throughout the United States.  In fact, we have plans to open many new chapters again this year!  

New Chapter Updates: The Greenwich and Naples chapter launches in February were our most successful to date!  We look forward to seeing their developments in the coming months, be sure to support these new chapters with your support and participation.  The Rocky Mountain chapter launch will be postponed until March due to extreme snow storms in the area last week.

The Atlanta Chapter has begun to form and a chapter president has stepped forward to lead the group with a launch scheduled for April.  Stay tuned to the event calendar and email announcements for details on the April meeting.

DEMA is actively looking for leaders in Private Service to run these chapters and help get them started, please inquire about the benefits of leadership at                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          



Career Center & Article Library Update

There are currently over 30 active jobs on the DEMA Job Board!
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Be sure to follow us on all of our social media using the links below & also participate in our new POLLS on the homepage for March!