The World Waterpark Association honored David Sangree with the Executive Board Award at its annual tradeshow and symposium in New Orleans in October.

The president of Cleveland-based Hotel & Leisure Advisors was honored for his nearly 25-year career in waterpark and hotel consulting.

The award recognizes individuals or organizations whose special accomplishments in the water leisure industry have contributed to knowledge and expertise that has benefitted WWA members.

Sangree's accomplishments include helping hundreds of clients determine the scope and feasibility of waterpark projects, reaching out to media on the industry's behalf, and furthering knowledge of the industry through presentations, articles, and contributions to panel discussions.