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HFTP Seeking Nominations for Paragon Award


AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA (July 13, 2009) – Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) is currently accepting nominations for the prestigious Paragon Award, which recognizes individuals who have made a significant and lasting contribution to both HFTP and the hospitality industry. Since 1999, 12 people have been recognized with a Paragon Award, and continuing with the tradition, HFTP honors this year’s winner(s) at the 2009 Annual Convention & Tradeshow in Las Vegas, Nev. Applications are due to the HFTP Global office by August 7.

“The countless people involved with HFTP are the backbone of this association," said Jules Sieburgh, CHTP, HFTP global president, chair of the Paragon Award council and hospitality consultant for O'Neal Consultants. “It is important to recognize those who, not only give their time and talents towards the development of HFTP, but also create a legacy in the hospitality industry.”

Past winners include Alice Banks, CHAE (1999); Henry "Buddy" Weeks, CHAE (1999); Frank Santos, CHAE, CHA (2000); Katherine Cavanagh, CHAE (2001); Raymond Schmidgall, Ph.D., CPA, CHAE (2002); Frank Wolfe, CAE (2002); Len Bartello, CPA, CHAE, CHTP (2003); John J. Cahill, CHA, CHTP (2004); Wendy Zurstadt, CPA, CHAE, CHTP (2005); Richard Braa, CHAE (2006); Robert Patasnick, CPA (2007); and George Glazer (2008).

Paragon Award nominees can be HFTP members; representatives of industry-related associations, societies, trade publications; or leaders from hospitality businesses, educational institutions and other related disciplines. To be eligible for selection, an individual must first be nominated by someone who has worked with or is familiar with the nominated individual’s work. The nomination must then be seconded and accompanied by three supporting letters of recommendation. No more than two of the nominators/recommendation writers can be from the same employer, association (other than HFTP) or educational institution.

The Paragon Award nomination form is available on the HFTP web site and is due to the HFTP Global office by August 7. A panel of industry experts selects the award winner(s), who will be recognized at the 2009 HFTP Annual Convention & Tradeshow.

Online registration is now available for the Annual Convention & Tradeshow being held September 16-19 at the Green Valley Ranch Resort in Las Vegas, Nev. The convention offers attendees a way to find cost-effective solutions to their current work challenges, stay informed on the hottest industry topics, expand their network, increase their professional value and become empowered.

For more information about nominating an individual for the Paragon Award, contact the HFTP Membership Department at (800) 646-4387 or +1 (512) 249-5333 x19, or by e-mail at membership@hftp.org.


About HFTP
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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Katy Walterscheidt | Media/Public Relations Specialist
Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP)
11709 Boulder Ln, Ste 110
Austin, TX USA 78726-1832
Ph: +1 (512) 249-5333 | (800) 646-4387 (US) x27
Fx: +1 (512) 249-1533
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