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 HFTP Installs 2006-2007 Board of Directors
and Executive Committee
Austin, TX; November 14, 2006 - The 2006-2007 Executive Committee and Board of Directors for Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) were installed during HFTP's 2006 Annual Convention & Tradeshow in Vancouver, B.C. Canada. 

Executive Committee:

Agnes L. DeFranco, Ed.D., CHAE, was installed as HFTP President. DeFranco is a professor at the University of Houston's Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management based in Houston, Texas.

Anna McFarland, CPA, CFE, CHAE, CHTP, was installed as HFTP Vice President. She is senior director of finance for Accor North America - Business & Leisure Hotels in Kaufman, Texas.    

Jules A. Sieburgh, CHTP was installed as HFTP Treasurer. He is a hospitality consultant with JSI Consulting in Bethesda, Md. 

Terry L. Price, CHAE, CHTP, CPA was installed as HFTP Secretary. He is the executive IT Manager for The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa in Asheville, N.C. Price has been a member of HFTP since 1997.

Ralph R. Miller, CHA, CA, CBV, CHAE, was installed as HFTP immediate past president. Miller is president/owner of Inntegrated Hospitality Management, Ltd. in North Vancouver, British Columbia. 

Members of the 2006-2007 HFTP Board of Directors include:

Director Brenda Burke, CHTP, is a director of hotel technology of Hilton Hotels Corporation.

Director Karen Conway is controller of the Westin Michigan Avenue.

Director Lisa M. Funk, CPA, CHAE is corporate controller for The Hotel Group.

Director Brian P. Garavuso, CHTP is chief information officer for Hilton Grand Vacations Company.

Director Ronald M. Hardin, CHTP is director of technology for the Davidson Hotel Company. 

Director Karl A. Munster, CPA, CHAE is director of finance for HRI Lodging, Inc.

Exchange Director Joori Jeon, CPA, CAE, is an exchange director who serves as executive vice president/CFO at the American Hotel & Lodging Association.

Director Philip G. Newman, CPA, is a director with McGladrey & Pullen LLP. 

Director Robert N. Oprea, CHAE, CHTP, is controller for the Le Pavillon Hotel.

Director Raman P. Rama, CHA, CHTP, CHAE is vice president and director of technology and telecommunications for JHM Hotels.

Director Barry  Robertson, CHAE, CHA, FBAHA, is senior vice president of finance for Venetian Macau Ltd.

Director Thomas G. Smith is controller for the Ozaukee Country Club.

Director Jerald M. Trieber, CPA, CHAE is Director of Internal Audit for Hersha Hospitality Management.

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (
Based in Austin, Texas, HFTP is the professional association for financial and technology personnel working in hotels, resorts, clubs, casinos, restaurants and other hospitality-related businesses. The association provides continuing education and networking opportunities to more than 4,500 members around the world, and produces the premiere hospitality technology shows HITEC and EHTEC, as well as the new Caribbean Hotel Finance and Technology Conference. HFTP also administers the examination and awards the certification for the Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE) and the Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP) designations. HFTP was founded in 1952 as the National Association of Hotel Accountants.

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

Eliza R. Selig
Director of Communications
(800) 646-4387
001 (512) 249-5333 x23
Fax: 001 (512) 249-1533
Also See: Boon Yew James Lee, Raffles Hotel, Singapore, Elected President of HFTP's Second Chapter Outside North America - HFTP Asia Chapter / November 2006
Frank I. Wolfe to Remain HFTP's Executive Vice President/CEO through March 2009 / March 2006

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