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HFTP Presents Leadership and Career Insight to
University of Houston Hospitality Students

AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA (April 9, 2010) — Offering insight into developing a career and being a leader in the hospitality industry, Frank Wolfe, CAE, CEO of Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), and Emily Wolfe, a freelance paralegal, spoke last week at the University of Houston Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management Leadership Series. The leadership series is designed to bring local, national and international executives to the Hilton College to speak and expose the students to both the thoughts and advice of leaders in different sectors of the hospitality industry. Preceding the class was a luncheon with some of the student leaders where they had the opportunity to ask questions in a one-on-one environment.

Along with updating the students on HFTP projects, Frank and Emily Wolfe discussed the proliferation of social networking sites like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. They covered several do's and don'ts of social networking, and addressed how using these sites can impact prospective employment and company intellectual property rights.

"It was a real honor to have Frank and Emily Wolfe speak at the Dean's Leadership Series," said Justin Smith, graduate student at the Hilton College. "As a member of the Hilton College chapter of HFTP, I was excited to hear about some topics in store for the HITEC conference this summer, as well as Frank Wolfe's work with GUESTROOM 20X. He also spoke candidly about how we, as students, should reevaluate our use of social networking from the eyes of a future employer. It's great to see that the Hilton College has such a great relationship with HFTP because our students really benefit from opportunities like the Wolfes' visit to campus."

"The opportunity to meet Frank and Emily Wolfe during the Dean's Leadership Series was a pleasure. Emily Wolfe provided helpful insight on the process of developing a trademark to protect my future brands. In the lecture, I also learned how to successfully use social networking sites to promote a business in a professional manner," said Robert Cavaliere, a junior at the Hilton College.

In the past 40 years, the Hilton College has evolved into a world leader in hospitality education with a world-class academic facility; a state-of-the-art teaching hotel, which is currently undergoing a $12.5 million renovation; a cadre of outstanding faculty; an ever-changing curriculum that keeps pace with the needs of the hospitality industry; and is home to the HFTP Research Institute. The college currently offers both undergraduate and graduate degrees in hotel and restaurant management and hospitality management to students from 33 countries. For more information on the Conrad N. Hilton College, visit

For more information about the HFTP, contact the HFTP Membership Department at, (800) 646-4387 or +1 (512) 249-5333.

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 members around the globe 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. 

Katy Walterscheidt
Media/Public Relations Specialist
Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP)
 11709 Boulder Lane, Ste. 110
Austin, TX USA 78726-1832
Ph: +1 (512) 249-5333

Also See: HFTP Announces Microsoft as Patron Sponsor of GUESTROOM 20X / March 2010

New HFTP Conference Focused on the Growing Demands of Hospitality Professionals / March 2010

HFTP Seeking Out Members for Officer and Director Positions on its 2010-2011 Board of Directors / March 2010

HFTP Installs 2009-2010 Global Executive Committee / October 2009

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