|Austin, TX; November 14, 2006 - The 2006-2007 Executive Committee and
Board of Directors for Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals
(HFTP®) were installed during HFTP's 2006 Annual Convention & Tradeshow
in Vancouver, B.C. Canada.
Agnes L. DeFranco, Ed.D., CHAE, was installed as HFTP
President. DeFranco is a professor at the University of Houston's Conrad
N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management based in Houston,
Anna McFarland, CPA, CFE, CHAE, CHTP, was installed as HFTP Vice
President. She is senior director of finance for Accor North America -
Business & Leisure Hotels in Kaufman, Texas.
Jules A. Sieburgh, CHTP was installed as HFTP Treasurer. He is
a hospitality consultant with JSI Consulting in Bethesda, Md.
Terry L. Price, CHAE, CHTP, CPA was installed as HFTP Secretary.
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.
Ralph R. Miller, CHA, CA, CBV, CHAE, was installed as HFTP immediate
past president. Miller is president/owner of Inntegrated Hospitality Management,
Ltd. in North Vancouver, British Columbia.
Members of the 2006-2007 HFTP Board of
Director Brenda Burke, CHTP, is a director of hotel
technology of Hilton Hotels Corporation.
Director Karen Conway is controller of the Westin Michigan Avenue.
Director Lisa M. Funk, CPA, CHAE is corporate controller for
The Hotel Group.
Director Brian P. Garavuso, CHTP is chief information officer
for Hilton Grand Vacations Company.
Director Ronald M. Hardin, CHTP is director of technology for
the Davidson Hotel Company.
Director Karl A. Munster, CPA, CHAE is director of finance for
HRI Lodging, Inc.
Exchange Director Joori Jeon, CPA, CAE, is an exchange director
who serves as executive vice president/CFO at the American Hotel &
Director Philip G. Newman, CPA, is a director with McGladrey
& Pullen LLP.
Director Robert N. Oprea, CHAE, CHTP, is controller for the Le
Director Raman P. Rama, CHA, CHTP, CHAE is vice president and
director of technology and telecommunications for JHM Hotels.
Director Barry Robertson, CHAE, CHA, FBAHA, is senior vice
president of finance for Venetian Macau Ltd.
Director Thomas G. Smith is controller for the Ozaukee Country
Director Jerald M. Trieber, CPA, CHAE is Director of Internal
Audit for Hersha Hospitality Management.
Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (www.hftp.org)
Based in Austin, Texas, HFTP is the professional association for financial
and technology personnel working in hotels, resorts, clubs, casinos, restaurants
and other hospitality-related businesses. The association provides continuing
education and networking opportunities to more than 4,500 members around
the world, and produces the premiere hospitality technology shows HITEC
and EHTEC, as well as the new Caribbean Hotel Finance and Technology Conference.
HFTP also administers the examination and awards the certification for
the Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE) and the Certified
Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP) designations. HFTP was founded
in 1952 as the National Association of Hotel Accountants.
HFTP® and HITEC® are registered service marks of Hospitality
Financial and Technology Professionals.