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New Executive Committee appointments for HFTP

Jules A. Sieburgh, CHTP, Installed as HFTP Global President


AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA (October 13, 2008) – 

Jules A. Sieburgh, CHTP, Installed as HFTP Global President

Jules A. Sieburgh, CHTP, was recently installed as global president of Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) at the association’s 2008 Annual Convention & Tradeshow in Nashville, Tenn. He is a hospitality consultant with O’Neal Consultants in Bethesda, Md.

Sieburgh is active in HFTP’s GUESTROOM 20X (formerly GUESTROOM 2010), serving as the chief technology consultant and integrator for the exhibit, which showcases new and upcoming technologies for hotel rooms. Version 3.0 of the exhibit debuted in June at the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®) in Austin, Texas.

Sieburgh has been a member of HFTP for over 20 years, currently serving on the HITEC, EHTEC and ProLinks Education Advisory Councils. He frequently speaks at conferences like HITEC, HFTP Annual Convention & Tradeshow and the upcoming 2008 BAHA Finance and IT Professionals Conference and Exhibition. He is also the 1998 inductee to the HFTP International Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame.
 
Terry L. Price, CHAE, CHTP, CPA, Installed as HFTP Global Vice President

Terry L. Price CHAE, CHTP, CPA was recently installed as global vice president of Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) at the association’s 2008 Annual Convention & Tradeshow in Nashville, Tenn. Price is the executive IT manager at The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa in Asheville, N.C. 
 
Terry Price is a frequent speaker at HFTP educational conferences, presenting his popular "I.T. Boot Camp" session. While serving as the ProLinks committee chair, he helped develop HFTP's ProLinks online communities, which provides online topic-based discussions, as well as education sessions. 

Price currently serves on the Education and HITEC Advisory Councils. He has previously served as a director on the HFTP board, as well as on the Web Content Advisory Council. In addition, Price is a contributor to HFTP's The Bottomline magazine.
 
Thomas G. Smith, CHAE, Installed as HFTP Global Treasurer

Thomas G. Smith, CHAE, was recently installed as global treasurer of Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) at the association’s 2008 Annual Convention & Tradeshow in Nashville, Tenn. Smith is chief financial officer for the Ozaukee Country Club in Mequon, Wis.
 
Smith has been a member of HFTP since 1989 and currently serves on the Education and Certification Advisory Councils. He is also a member of an HFTP task force of club financial experts which assisted with Understanding Club Finances published by CMAA’s Premier Club Services. 

He has previously served on the HFTP Global Board of Directors, ProLinks Education and Leadership Academy Advisory Councils, as well as the Club Committee. Smith is an active member of the HFTP Greater Milwaukee Chapter and has served as its president twice.
 
Barry Robertson, CHAE, CHA, FBAHA, Installed as HFTP Global Secretary

Barry Robertson, CHAE, CHA, FBAHA, was recently installed as global secretary of Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) at the association’s 2008 Annual Convention & Tradeshow in Nashville, Tenn. He is a hospitality and gaming consultant, taking his hospitality career to seven countries in Europe, the Middle East, the Far East and North America. 
 
Robertson has been involved with HFTP for many years, and in 1991, he was honored with the Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE) of the Year Award, a recognition attributed to the individual who scored the highest on the certification exam in a given year. 

He has also served on the HFTP Global Board of Directors, along with the ProLinks Education and Education Advisory Councils. 
 
Anna McFarland, CPA, CFE, CHAE, CHTP Installed as HFTP Global Immediate Past President

Anna McFarland, CPA, CFE, CHAE, CHTP, was recently installed as the global immediate past president of Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) at the association's 2008 Annual Convention & Tradeshow in Nashville, Tenn. McFarland is vice president of finance and management reporting for Sofitel Luxury Hotels North America.
 
McFarland has served as chair of the Appeals Committee, Certification Advisory Task Force Membership and Leadership Academy Committees and Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE) Advisory Council. She has also served as a member of the Certification, Leadership Academy and HITEC Advisory Councils. 

She is a frequent speaker at HFTP professional development seminars and chapter meetings, as well as a contributor to HFTP's The Bottomline magazine. She is an active member of the HFTP North Texas Chapter and has served as the chapter’s president.

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 4,800 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. 

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Contact:
 
Katy Walterscheidt
Communications Specialist
Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals
11709 Boulder Lane, Ste. 110
Austin, TX USA 78726-1832
Ph: +1 (512) 249-5333
www.hftp.org
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Also See: HFTP Installs 2007-08 Executive Committee and Board of Directors; Anna McFarland Appointed HFTP President / November 2007
HFTP Installs 2006-2007 Board of Directors and Executive Committee / November 2006
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