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 Agenda and Speakers Set for HFTP's Club
and Hotel Controllers Conferences
General Sessions to Discuss Important Workplace Issues

AUSTIN, TEXAS (March 6, 2007) - Professional Speaker Roz Trieber, MS, CHES and Attorney Phillip Maltin will discuss important workplace issues in entertaining styles at the upcoming Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals' (HFTP) Club and Hotel Controllers Conferences. First Trieber will share ideas on how to create a strong workplace, where employees enjoy working. The next day, Maltin will provide information on what employers should watch out for to prevent being sued. 

HFTP's popular Club and Hotel Controllers Conferences, held twice annually, feature identical education programs with topics important to the club and hotel industries. In 2007, the first conference will be March 19 - 20 at The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans in New Orleans, La. The second conference will be held June 26 - 27 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.

In the session "Hospitality LiteR - One-Third Less Stress, Same Great Job," Trieber will use interactive humor, improvisational skills and props to show the three powers of attitude and how to create a workplace where people love to come to work. She will also demonstrate ways to strengthen team understanding, build up relationships and facilitate stress reduction.

In the session "How Not to Get Sued: 10 Rules That Keep Employers Out of Trouble," Maltin will use colorful stories and funny video clips to analyze serious subjects that teach employers how to immunize themselves from legal problems. The session will explore the 10 things that employers should do (or should never do) if they want to keep their employees from suing them. Maltin will answer questions such as: Do stupid remarks equal illegal harassment? How can employers tell if an employee is lying? What is the single dumbest thing most employers do that virtually ensures a lawsuit?

In addition to the general sessions, the education program will offer hotel and club session tracks. Topics include: 

Club Sessions:

  • Financial Trends in City and Country Clubs  Speaker: Kevin F. Reilly, JD, CPA, Member of Firm, PKF Witt Mares 
  • Identity Theft Within the Hospitality Industry  Speaker: David Bleser, ISHC, VP of Operations, Hospitality Safeguards, Inc. 
  • Family, Friends & Fraud  Speakers: John D. Daum, CPA, Partner, Condon O'Meara McGinty & Donnelly, LLP; Kevin P. Foley, CPA, Partner, Condon O'Meara McGinty & Donnelly, LLP 
  • Are You a Business Partner?  Speaker: Mick Nissen, CHAE, Director of Finance, Global Spectrum
Hotel sessions:
  • SOX and the City: An Update on the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and its Impact on the Urban Hospitality Landscape  Speaker: Jerald M. Trieber, CPA, CHAE, Director of Internal Audit, Hersha Hospitality Management 
  • The New 10th Edition Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry   Speaker: Ralph R. Miller, CA, CBV, CHA, CHAE, President & Owner, Inntegrated Hospitality Management Ltd. 
  • Financial Statement Analysis   Speaker: Louis W. Sanford, CPA 
  • Hacking 101 - Hacking for the Non-hacker   Speaker: Stephen M. Doherty, CHAE, CHTP, Senior Client Relations Manager, POST Integrations, Inc.
Attending the March conference will not only provide great education opportunities, but also give attendees a chance to visit New Orleans which has significantly rebuilt its tourism center featuring great restaurants and historical sites. The HFTP Greater New Orleans Chapter will host a tour around the city on Sunday, March 18. The group will tour both the vibrant tourist areas as well as the areas devastated by the flood from Hurricane Katrina. The tour is complimentary for attendees and guests. Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and are filling up fast. Visit the New Orleans web site to learn more about what the city has to offer. 

The June conference will be co-located with HITEC (Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference), the largest hospitality technology conference and exposition. Attending the June Club and Hotel Controllers Conference will give attendees the added opportunity to visit the HITEC exhibit hall. In addition to the expected 350+ companies exhibiting, the 2007 exhibit hall will feature a special Club Technology Pavilion with hands-on displays of the latest in club technology. Also, returning to HITEC is GUESTROOM 2010 a model hotel room showcasing the most current and near-future guestroom technology. Visit the Orlando web site to learn more about what the city has to offer.

Registration for the conferences is now available on the HFTP web site. For more information contact the HFTP education department at, (800) 646-4387 or 001 (512) 249-5333, ext. 31.

For information about sponsorship opportunities, please contact the HFTP Marketing Dept. (800) 646-4387 or 001 (512) 249-5333, ext. 25, or by e-mail at

About Roz Triber, MS, CHES
Roz Trieber, MS, CHES, is a certified health education specialist, professional speaker and creator of HumorFusion. She earned her Masters degree in Community Health Education from Towson University, and is adjunct faculty at Towson University in Towson, Maryland. Trieber is President-Elect of the National Speakers Association of D.C, a member of the American Association of Therapeutic Humor, the International Society for Humor Studies, and Society for Public Health Education. Triber is the author of Live Life Laughing: An Innovative and Imaginative Approach to Living A Healthier, Happier and More Prosperous Life(2000), co-author of 43 Ways To Keep You and Your Taste Buddies Happy: Outrageous and Hilarious Humor Laced Between 43 Healthy and Delicious Recipes (2000) and author of Life After Schmaltz (1990).

About Phillip Maltin
Phillip Maltin, partner at Silver & Freedman, APLC, specializes in employment and labor law. Maltin combines his knowledge of substantive law with the experience he gained as both a criminal prosecutor and private lawyer representing businesses to speak about employment law, evidence, and trial tactics. Maltin has published articles in a variety of journals and newspapers including the Los Angeles Daily Journal and the Los Angeles Lawyer magazine. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Chico and his Juris Doctorate from DePaul University College of Law.

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 4,600 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


Katy Walterscheidt
Communications Specialist
Hospitality Financial & Technology Professionals
11709 Boulder Lane, Ste. 110
Austin, TX 78726-1832
Phone: 001 (512) 249-5333 (Extension 27)
Fax: 001 (512) 249-1533

Also See: HITEC 2007 Exhibit Space is 93 Percent Sold Out; Interested Companies Urged to Reserve Space Soon / March 2007

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