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 HFTP International Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame
Announces Call For 2007 Nominations
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AUSTIN, TEXAS; February 27, 2007 -- Innovative developments and applications in technology have propelled the hospitality industry forward, enhancing guest services and improving management tools. In recognition of the visionaries who develop these instruments and their impact on the hospitality industry, Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) established the International Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame, the associations highest level of recognition in the area of technology. HFTP will continue this trend of excellence by inducting the latest member(s) to this prestigious group of industry professionals, and is now accepting Nominations for the 2007 inductee(s).

Since 1989, 28 individuals have been selected by their peers as representing the best in innovation and application. To be eligible for selection to the Technology Hall of Fame, an individual must have made significant and lasting contributions to hospitality technology in any or all areas of development, application and promotion. A distinguished panel of experts selects members that represent the best in innovation and application of technology, and are leaders in their profession. The 2007 Hall of Fame inductee(s) will be honored in a special presentation at the HITEC 2007 Opening General Session on Tuesday, June 26 at the Orange County Convention Center.

Technology Hall of Fame members include such industry pioneers as Robert S. Bennet; David Berkus; Richard Brooks, CHA; John Burns, CHA, ISHC; David Burroughs; John Cahill, CHTP, CHA; W. Thomas Castleberry; Larry Chervenak, CHAE; John F. Davis III; Raymond Ellis, Jr., CHTP, CHE, CLSD; Scott Heintzeman; Robert Horgan; Ted Horner; Jon Inge, CHTP, ISHC; Michael Kasavana, Ph.D., CHTP; Carrol Lund; Richard Moore; Jack Morgan; Richard Nauman; William Oates; Eric Orkin; Richard Siegel; Raymond Schultz; Penelope Sellers; Jules Sieburgh, CHTP, CHA; Sal Spano, CHAE, CHA; James Yoakum; and George Zugmier.

The 2007 Hall of Fame Nomination Form ( http://www.hftp.org/content.cfm?pgid=604 ) is available on the HFTP web site. For more information about the HFTP International Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame contact Eliza R. Selig at (512) 249-5333 x23, (800) 646-4387, or via e-mail at publications@hftp.org.  

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals ( http://www.hftp.org/)

HFTP, Austin, Texas, USA and Maastricht, The Netherlands, founded in 1952, is the global professional association for financial and technology personnel working in hotels, clubs and other hospitality-related businesses. HFTP provides first class educational opportunities, research, and publications to more than 4,600 members globally including, the premiere hospitality technology conference HITEC--founded in 1972. HFTP also awards the only hospitality specific certifications for accounting and technology ---the Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE) and the Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP) designations. HFTP was founded in the USA as the National Association of Hotel Accountants. For more information visit www.hftp.org

HFTP ® and HITEC ® are registered service marks of Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals.

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Contact:

Eliza R. Selig
Director of Communications
(800) 646-4387
001 (512) 249-5333 x23
Fax: 001 (512) 249-1533
www.hftp.org ( http://www.hftp.org/ )
www.hitec.org ( http://www.hitec.org/ )
www.hftp.eu ( http://www.hftp.eu/ )

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Also See: John Burns and Jon Inge Inducted into the HFTP International Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame / May 2006
David Burroughs and W. Thomas Castleberry Inducted into the HFTP International Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame / June 2005
Ted Horner Inducted into the HFTP International Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame / June 2004
Richard Siegel Inducted into the HFTP International Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame / June 2003
Eric B. Orkin Inducted into the HFTP International Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame; Selected for Involvement in Growth of Revenue Management and Central Reservation Systems / June 2002
John F. Davis, III Inducted into the HFTP International Technology Hall of Fame / May 2001
HFTP 2000's Technology Hall of Fame Inductee is Robert S. Bennett, PricewaterhouseCoopers / May 2000
HFTP Inducting Scott Heintzeman into Technology Hall of Fame / June 1999

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