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HFTP Appoints Lisa Funk, CPA, CHAE as Global Secretary

AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA (May 8, 2009) – Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) recently announced that Lisa Funk, CPA, CHAE, is the new global secretary of HFTP. She is the director of financial operations for Willows Lodge in Woodinville, Wash. and has over 11 years of leadership in the hospitality industry. Her range of knowledge includes experience in country clubs, athletic clubs and hotels.

"HFTP has greatly contributed to my professional growth, helping me find jobs, introducing me to new opportunities and offering important continuing education," said Funk. "I look forward to giving back to HFTP by using my professional experiences to propel the association into the new business era."

Funk has been a member of HFTP since 1997. She is currently the HFTP Education Advisory Council co-chair and has also served on the HFTP Global Board of Directors and the Leadership Academy council. She is active with the HFTP Greater Puget Sound Chapter, having held various leadership positions. Funk is also on the South Seattle Community College Advisory Council for Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Hospitality Management and is a member of the Audit Committee for the Woodland Park Zoo.

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


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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