Pat Finnegan serves as Vice President of Business Development for Whitewater West Industries LLC. For over 30 years, he has developed and managed waterparks that bring families together to create happy memories that will last a life time. Finnegan served as Vice President and General Manager at Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells, and Director of Operations at Wet‘n’Wild, Orlando. As a seasoned business operations leader he has expertise in guiding fundamental growth in the hospitality industry with a track record of driving process improvements in operational standards, resulting in increased revenue and efficiency. While studying hospitality management at South Dakota State University, he worked at White Water and Wet ‘n Wild in Dallas during school breaks. Finnegan has presented many times at WWA, Texas Public Pool Council and other industry shows. He has held various leadership roles within the WWA including serving on the Board of Directors and as Chair of the Children’s Drowning Prevention Council and Vice Chair of the Safety Committee. Finnegan has been awarded the WWA Kelly Ogle Memorial Safety Award and Best Speaker Award.