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Fred Hazzan Named Controller for The Hamister Group, Inc.

Will Assist Company’s Ten Hotel Properties in Eastern U.S.

WILLIAMSVILLE, NEW YORK – The Hamister Group, Inc., a leading national hotel management company, announced that Fred Hazzan has joined the company as Controller.

Hazzan will oversee the accounting operation at the company’s corporate headquarters, which provides support to The Hamister Group, Inc.’s ten hotel properties located in New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Kentucky. In addition to operational accounting support, Hazzan will also play a lead role in the budgeting process for the Hamister-managed properties.

“Fred is a key addition to our corporate leadership team,” said W. Earl McCartney, Executive Vice President and CFO, The Hamister Group, Inc. “His background and experience will be an invaluable resource for our hotel businesses as they continue to develop strategies to maximize their performance. Our company has developed a track record for bottom line success that will only be enhanced with Fred’s contributions.”

This year alone, The Hamister Group, Inc. earned a spot on the annual Inc. 5000 index, has been named one of the top 100 Hotel Management Companies in the United States and was recognized as one of the 50 fastest-growing companies in Western New York.

A Certified Public Accountant, Hazzan has held Controller and CFO positions with Western New York companies including, TAM Ceramics, Beauty Pools, Wiper Check  and Mainline Companies. He has also supported several ERP/financial systems implementations and upgrades throughout his career.
Hazzan earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University at Buffalo. A resident of Amherst, he and his wife are the parents of two children.

About The Hamister Group
The Hamister Group, Inc. is a national leader in hotel management and healthcare administration, with over 32 years of experience and a solid management portfolio in the eastern United States. The company has a proven record of superior management results and today employs nearly 1,000 co-workers at its facilities in New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Kentucky. The hotels and healthcare businesses managed by The Hamister Group, Inc. consistently achieve the highest honors in guest satisfaction and operations excellence. For more information, visit

Hamister Hospitality Group, LLC 

Philip J. Pantano
716-839-4000, ext. 341

Also See: Bill Caraway of The Hamister Group Elected to Serve on Pennsylvania Tourism & Lodging Association Board / July 2009

How Can You Turn an Upset Guest into a Fan of Your Hotel? / Sam Astorino / January 2009

Golden Opportunities Lie in Handling the Cranky Guest and the Next Guest in Line / Brandt Ford / The Rooms Chronicle

Taming the Guest from Hell / Steven Ferry / May 2008

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