The chief executive officer of Westgate Resorts is David A. Siegel. He is also the founder and president of the corporation. Siegel is a pioneer in the tourism industry with over 30 years experience building Westgate Resorts into one of the biggest privately-owned companies in Florida.
Siegel attended the University of Miami in Florida where he studied marketing and management. He received an honorary doctorate for his work in community service from Florida A&M University. He received the National Community Service Award from the American Resort Development Association and has been named Entrepreneur of the Year in real estate and construction in Central Florida. Siegel's resort empire consists of numerous timeshares, hotels and apartments.