2007/08 HFTP Executive Committee and Board of Directors Installed at Annual Convention

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Friday, 2 November 2007

The 2007-2008 Executive Committee and Board of Directors for Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) were recently installed during HFTP's 2007 Annual Convention & Tradeshow in Jacksonville.

Anna McFarland, CPA, CFE, CHAE, CHTP, was installed as HFTP President. She is senior director of finance for Accor North America - Business & Leisure Hotels in Dallas, Texas. McFarland has been a member of HFTP since 1996.

Jules A. Sieburgh, CHTP, was installed as HFTP Vice President. He is a hospitality consultant with O'Neal Consultants in Bethesda, Md. Sieburgh has been a member of HFTP since 1985.

Terry L. Price, CHAE, CHTP, CPA, was installed as HFTP Treasurer. He is the executive IT Manager for The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa in Asheville, N.C. Price has been a member of HFTP since 1997.

Thomas G. Smith, CHAE, was installed as HFTP Secretary. He is chief financial officer for the Ozaukee Country Club in Mequon, Wis. Smith has been a member of HFTP since 1989.

Agnes L. DeFranco, Ed.D., CHAE, was installed as HFTP Immediate Past President. DeFranco is a professor and assistant vice president for undergraduate studies at the University of Houston's Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management based in Houston, Texas. DeFranco has been a member of HFTP since 1993.

Members of the 2007-2008 HFTP Board of Directors include:

Director Steven Argo, CHAE, controller for Charlotte Country Club
Director Carson Booth, vice president of information technology in Europe, Africa and Middle East for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide
Director Lisa M. Funk, CPA, CHAE, project manager for MTM Luxury Lodging
Director Brian P. Garavuso, CHTP, chief information officer for Hilton Grand Vacations
Director Ronald M. Hardin, CHTP, director of technology for Davidson Hotel Company
Exchange Director Joori Jeon, CPA, CAE, executive vice president/CFO at the American Hotel & Lodging Association
Director David Manglos, CHAE, CPA, chief financial officer for Houston Country Club
Director Karl A. Munster, CPA, CHAE, director of finance for the HRI Lodging, Inc.
Director Philip G. Newman, CPA, partner with McGladrey & Pullen LLP
Director RP Rama, CHA, CHTP, vice president and director of technology and telecommunications for JHM Hotels
Director Barry Robertson, CHAE, CHA, FBAHA
Director Jerilyn B. Schnitzel, CHAE, CHTP, CAM, owner of Schnitzel Hospitality Consulting
Director Jerald M. Trieber, CPA, CHAE, director of internal audit for Hersha Hospitality Management

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