Founder, CEO & President
As a pioneer in the tourism industry, David has spent the past thirty years building CFI/Westgate Resorts into the largest privately-owned company in Central Florida. David's empire includes timeshare, real estate, construction, hotel and apartment management, travel services, telecommunications, citrus, insurance, transportation, retail, and much more. David's success began in the 1970s when he purchased a prime piece of real estate that later developed into the largest single-site of vacation ownership in the world - Westgate Vacation Villas. David has been honored as the Entrepreneur of the Year for construction and real estate in Central Florida and finished second in the Entrepreneur of the Year national competition.
David studied marketing and management at the University of Miami. David also holds an honorary doctorate from Florida A&M University for his work in community service, as well as the National Community Service Award from the American Resort Development Association (ARDA).
As Chairman of the David A. Siegel Society (the Westgate Resorts Foundation's highest level of contributors), David has earned recognition as an outstanding and committed member of the Central Florida business community. David sits on the board of many civic organizations, including the Board of Directors for the Florida 2012 Olympics committee. He also has earned the National Community Service Award from the American Resort Development Association (ARDA).