David J. Sangree, MAI, CPA, ISHC, is President and Founder of Hotel & Leisure Advisors, LLC, a national hospitality consulting firm. He is a graduate of Cornell University School of Hotel Administration and is a member of the Appraisal Institute, the International Society of Hospitality Consultants and is a Certified Public Accountant. Sangree’s expertise is in analysis of hotels, resorts, indoor waterpark resorts, waterparks, amusement parks, conference centers, ski resorts, casinos and golf courses. He has completed more than 600 studies of indoor and outdoor waterparks. He maintains databases concerning performance figures of indoor waterpark resorts, resorts with outdoor waterparks and stand-alone outdoor waterparks. Sangree was named one of Aquatics International’s “2019 Power People” and received the Executive Board Award from the World Waterpark Association in 2016. Both awards profiled Sangree as one of the first consultants serving the waterpark resort industry and credited him with shaping some of the latest industry trends through his expertise and experience in the waterpark resort market. Sangree has appeared on Good Morning America and CNBC on special reports concerning resorts and waterparks and has written numerous articles for a wide range of publications.