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Hospitality Leaders Plan 2010 HFTP Conference Education

AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA (December 14, 2009) – Planning is underway for several education programs for Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals' (HFTP®) conferences, including the Club and Hotel Controllers Conference and Annual Convention & Tradeshow. The Education Advisory Council, a group of hospitality leaders, is designing programs for both conferences that address the important issues and needs of the hospitality finance and technology industries. Hospitality professionals are encouraged to submit education topic suggestions to the Education Advisory Council. The deadlines for submission include January 15, 2010 for Club and Hotel Controllers Conference  and February 12, 2010 for Annual Convention & Tradeshow.

“Every year the Education Advisory Council, planners and staff go out of their way to make sure HFTP conferences focus on the immediate and future needs of attendees,” said Lenora Streitfeld, CHAE, CHTP, controller for Seawane Golf and Country Club and co-chair of the Education Advisory Council. “We encourage professionals to submit presentation topics from all areas of hospitality so that we can offer a full spectrum of education and value to attendees.”

The Club and Hotel Controllers Conference, co-located with the 2010 Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®), is scheduled for June 22-23 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. The popular conference has an education program that includes general sessions and concurrent sessions with two industry-specific tracks, one for hotels and the other for clubs.

HFTP's 2010 Annual Convention & Tradeshow is October 11-14 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront in San Diego, Calif. All in one place, the convention offers attendees a way to find cost-effective solutions to their current work challenges, stay informed on the hottest industry topics, expand their network, increase their professional value and become empowered.
The education sessions are presented by experts and industry insiders from all segments of the hospitality industry and include three general sessions and five concurrent education session tracks — club, hotel, general, technology and leadership unlimited.

The Education Advisory Council includes:
  • Co-Chair Lenora D. Streitfeld, CHAE, CHTP, controller for Seawane Golf and Country Club
  • Co-Chair Jerald M. Trieber, CPA, CHAE, CFE, CFF, director of field accounting for Crestline Hotels & Resorts
  • Thomas G. Smith, CHAE, CFO of Westmoor Country Club
  • Daniel N. Conti, Jr., CHAE, CAM, director of finance for The Ritz Carlton Golf Club & Spa of Jupiter
  • Steven F. Argo, CHAE, CFO of the Charlotte Country Club
  • Joshua D. Bergen, CHAE, CHTP, director of accounting for Wyndham Vacation Ownership
  • Cheryl D. Brennan, CHAE, controller for Bloomfield Hills Country Club
  • Judy L. Holcomb, CHAE, instructor at UCF, Rosen College
  • David Johnson, director of IT for Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club
  • David M. Kavaljian, CHTP, IT manager for Kiowa Casino Resort
  • Mark T. Pate, Sr., MBA, CHTP, CHAE, assistant controller/IT director for Highpointe Hotel Corporation
  • Lynne A. Power, CHAE, director of finance for Mariner Sands Country Club Inc
  • Lori Richardson, CHAE, senior manager at Moss Adams LLP
  • Regina M. Welch, CPA, CHAE, controller for Fairfield Glade Community Club
  • Walter Zalewski, CHTP, director of IT for Al J Schneider Company
Visit  for registration, schedules, exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities and more. For more information, send inquiries to, or call (800) 646-4387 or +1 (512) 249-5333.

About 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 thousands of members around the world, 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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