Dave Schmitt | Chairman

As founder of Management Resources, Dave is recognized throughout the leisure-entertainment-recreation industry as an innovator and standard-bearer. Under Dave's guidance and incorporating MR’s core values and philosophy for the past three decades, MR continues to provide a blueprint for growth in the new century. Dave and the MR team offer strategic assistance to cultural institutions, international developers, the tourism industry, shopping centers, and entrepreneurs in various fields. Dave's projects throughout Europe, Middle East, Australia, South America, Africa and the Pacific Rim set the benchmark for operational success.
Relying on his diverse background in finance and marketing management with both the Walt Disney Company and Marriott International, Dave responded to the need for a comprehensive resource by putting together a dream team of professionals—Management Resources.

Often sought by the media and industry publications to share his perspectives on the future of the leisure, entertainment, recreation and attraction business, Dave continues his career-long commitment to the industry frequently appearing as a guest speaker at such varied events as tourism conferences in Chile to state-of-the-industry panels in Anaheim. Dave's broad base of experience and thoughtful insights make him uniquely qualified for the task.

A sampling of clients include:
Commercial theme parks & attractions

Anheuser Busch – Sea World
Lego Land
Universal Studios
Ushaka Marine World
Viacom / Paramount Studios
Warner Bros. Studios
Corporate, promotional & brand centers

Hit Entertainment
Kennedy Space Center
Olympiads (2)
Sony Center
The Time Warner Company
Volkswagen AG
World Expositions (7)
World of Coke
Private not-for-profit organizations

American Museum of Natural History
Aquarium of the Pacific
Audubon Nature Institute
The Henry Ford
National Aquarium