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Hospitality Leaders Plan 2011 HFTP Conference Education

AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA (January 6, 2011) – 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 presentations to the Education Advisory Council. The deadlines for submission include January 15, 2011 for Club and Hotel Controllers Conference and February 11, 2011 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 new trends, solutions and ideas that are invaluable to attendees,” said Lenore Streitfeld, CHAE, CHTP, controller for Seawane Golf and Country Club and co-chair of the Education Advisory Council. “Hospitality professionals spend years honing their skills and we encourage them to share their expertise by speaking at one of HFTP's conferences."
The Club and Hotel Controllers Conference, co-located with the 2011 Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®), is scheduled for June 20–22 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas. 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 2011 Annual Convention & Tradeshow is October 19–22 at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta, Ga. 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 concurrent education sessions fit into five tracks — club, hotel, general, technology and leadership unlimited.

The Education Advisory Council includes:
•    Co-Chair Lori Richardson, CHAE, senior manager for Moss Adams LLP
•    Co-Chair Lenore D. Streitfeld, CHAE, CHTP, controller for Seawane Golf and Country Club
•    Jerry Trieber, CPA, CHAE, CFE, CFF, director of field accounting for Crestline Hotels & Resorts
•    Daniel N. Conti, Jr., CHAE, CAM, director of finance for The Ritz Carlton Golf Club & Spa of Jupiter
•    Jill Burnett, CPA, CHAE, controller at The Medalist Golf Club
•    John D. Daum, CPA, partner at Condon O'Meara McGinty & Donnelly, LLP
•    Cathryn B. Hill, CHAE, CFO of CHill Enterprises
•    David Johnson, CHTP, director of IT for Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club
•    Sharon Litchfield, accounting director for TPC Prestancia
•    Mark T. Pate, Sr., CHTP, CHAE, assistant controller/IT director for Highpointe Hotel Corporation
•    Hetal B. Patel, CHTP, director MIS for Alliance Hospitality Inc.
•    David Vega, controller at Willow Ridge Country Club

Visit for registration, schedules, exhibitor information, sponsorship opportunities and more. For more information, send inquiries to, or call (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: HITEC 2011 Online Registration and Housing Bureau Open / December 2010

Atlanta, Georgia to Host 2011 HFTP Annual Convention & Tradeshow / September 2010

Full Spectrum of Complex Work Environment Discussed at HFTP 2010 Annual Convention & Tradeshow; Oct 11 – 14 in San Diego / August 2010

Covering the Full Spectrum of a Complex Work Environment, HFTP Sets the Education Schedule for 2010 Annual Convention & Tradeshow Oct 11 – 14 in San Diego / May 2010

Recap of 2009 HFTP Annual Convention & Tradeshow / September 2009

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