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2010 CHAE of the Year, Jason Hizer, to be Honored at
HFTP's Annual Convention & Tradeshow

AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA (September 9, 2010)
– Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) will honor Jason Hizer, CHAE, as the 2010 CHAE ( Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive ) of the Year during Tuesday's General Session at HFTP's Annual Convention & Tradeshow. In its 27th year, the CHAE of the Year honors the individual that scored the highest on the CHAE certification exam in a given year. The Annual Convention & Tradeshow is October 11-14, 2010 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront in San Diego, Calif.

Jason Hizer, CHAE has worked with Starwood Hotels and Resorts for the last six years, and currently holds the position of Director of Finance for the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort & Spa in Dana Point, Calif. Prior to joining Starwood, Hizer held other finance leadership roles over a four year span with Wyndham Hotels.

Hizer attended Washington State University and recently received a certificate from Cornell University for completion of their Hotel Real Estate and Asset Management program. As an active member of the HFTP San Diego chapter, he previously served as chapter vice president. Hizer is also a professor of finance and human resources at the Hospitality and Tourism Management program at Mesa College. 

Acknowledged throughout the industry, the CHAE certification elevates the professionalism of both the recipient and the industry by helping set standards for the field. Those who earn the CHAE designation demonstrate a high level of dedication to their profession. The first CHAE exam was taken in Colorado Springs, Colo. in 1981. Since that time, more than 1,300 hospitality accountants from several countries have been certified. HFTP also administers the examination and awards the Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP).

About the Annual Convention
HFTP's Annual Convention & Tradeshow is a one-stop shop for hospitality-related education and networking. The convention's education program offers industry-specific, concurrent session tracks — club, hotel, general, technology and leadership unlimited. The concurrent education sessions cover hot industry topics like wireless communication, PCI compliance, internal controls, technology trends, fraud and more. Several special events provide the opportunity to network with colleagues in a relaxed setting, while the tradeshow allows attendees to meet with vendors and gain valuable insight from experts on a wide variety of hospitality subjects.

The 2010 Annual Convention & Tradeshow is October 11-14 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront in San Diego, Calif. With the September 16 hotel reservation deadline approaching, attendees are encouraged to act quickly. For more information about the 2010 convention, and to register, visit the conference web site or contact the HFTP Meetings & Special Events Department at, (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 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

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