AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA (November 1, 2013) - Today, Jerry Trieber, CPA, CHAE, CFE, CFF, CGMA officially starts his term as Global President for Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP), with a directive to lead the association in carrying out its strategic goals. Trieber is regional director of accounting for Crestline Hotels and Resorts based out of Virginia. A member for 16 years, Trieber was recently honored at the HFTP Annual Convention & Tradeshow this past October in Dallas, Texas.

"I am looking forward to working with the Global Board of Directors and Executive Committee to continue 'to lead and advance the hospitality profession by providing a forum for continuous learning and knowledge sharing,' the core purpose of HFTP," said Trieber. "During the past several years, HFTP has continued to increase its global footprint; I am looking forward to seeing HFTP continue to grow globally, to increase our membership, and to provide educational and networking opportunities second to none to the global hospitality industry."

As part of his service, Trieber will represent HFTP at industry events and also meet with HFTP members at chapter meetings and educational conferences in the United States and across the globe. His first appearances as president will take place this month at theAmerican Hotel and Lodging Association (AH&LA) Fall Conference and International Hotel Motel and Restaurant Show (IHM&RS) in New York City on November 8-12. Trieber will also represent HFTP at the HOSPACE 2013 Annual Conference and Exposition November 21 at Sofitel London Heathrow, Terminal 5 in London.

Regarded as an industry expert, Trieber is a frequent speaker at the HFTP Annual Convention and Tradeshow, HFTP Club and Hotel Controller Conferences, the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC), as well as at various HFTP chapter meetings and regional conferences. In addition, Treiber has authored articles for HFTP's The Bottomline magazine and presents webinars through HFTP's ProLinks. Trieber has also been a featured speaker at the Annual Conference of the National Golf Course Owners Association and the Golf Industry Show. Trieber is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), is Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), and is a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA).

"In times when the global hospitality industry continues to do more and more with less and less (financial resources, human capital, time, etc.), it is great to be part of an association that helps global hospitality financial and technology professionals be the best they can be," said Trieber.

About Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (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 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 was founded in the USA as the National Association of Hotel Accountants. For more information, visit www.hftp.org.

Contact: Sara Bailiff

Sara.Bailiff@hftp.org / +1 (512) 220-4017

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