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AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA (February 22, 2016) – Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) continues its partnership with the Club Managers Association of America by sponsoring two education sessions at the 89th World Conference on Club Management & Club Business Expo in San Diego, Calif. from February 21 to 25, 2016. The two HFTP sponsored sessions focus on drones and cyber security concerns for private clubs.

“HFTP is thrilled to support CMAA at their world conference for another year,” says HFTP CEO Frank Wolfe, CAE. “HFTP chooses to continue the strong partnership with CMAA each year because I believe in the value and knowledge that CMAA extends to its members and the industry as a whole.”

HFTP’s first sponsored session, “Why Your Course Needs an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (AKA drone) and What You Should Know Before You Buy One,” will be presented by Joel Roberson of Holland & Knight and Jim Moore from the United States Golf Association on Sunday, February 21. On Thursday, February 25, Frederick Santarsiere of CINO Security Solutions will delve into cyber threats, attacks on corporate networks and theft of member information are growing issues for private clubs in “Cyber Security Concerns for Private Clubs.”

In addition to sponsoring education sessions, HFTP will also be represented on the exhibit floor at booth 105. HFTP’s CEO Frank Wolfe, CAE, Director of Marketing Jennifer Lee, CAE and Director of Membership Development & Services Bryan Wood will be in attendance to further promote the association, its offerings and support for CMAA.

For more information regarding the education sessions, event schedule and expo floor plan, please visit the CMAA World Conference on Club Management and Club Business Expo web site.  

About HFTP

HFTP, founded in 1952 and headquartered in Austin, Texas, USA with additional offices in Maastricht, The Netherlands, and Kowloon, Hong Kong, 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 members around the globe 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 also owns the world's only hospitality specific search engine, HFTP was founded in the USA as the National Association of Hotel Accountants. For more info, e-mail

Contact: Danielle Earp / +1 (512) 220-4017

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