Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) has announced its 2023 Global Executive Committee and Board of Directors. The association leaders represent a wide variety of segments within the hospitality industry, including: clubs, academics, hotels, finance, technology and more. These HFTP leaders volunteer their time and professional expertise to help guide and progress the association to the forefront of the industry as it carries out its strategic plan.
The HFTP Global Board is the primary decision-making body of the association. Under the Board’s vision, HFTP is able to expand its international reach and address the needs of the hospitality industry at large. The Board ensures the continuity of the association by planning for the future, establishing and reviewing major policies and programs that support the mission of the association, and by ensuring that the association is fiscally sound.
Leading the HFTP Global Executive Committee and Board of Directors as Global President is Neil Foster, CHTP, MBA who is director of technology for Coast Hotels.
Overall, in my own experience, I have come to understand the essence of HFTP exists in our people, and in the spirit of hospitality, says Foster.
Thank you to all the volunteers who serve, or have served, in the chapters, councils, the board, and the executive council. Volunteers are the essence of our association, and I am grateful to each one of you for your service.
HFTP 2023 Global Executive Committee members:
- President: Neil Foster, CHTP, MBA Director of Technology, Coast Hotels
- Vice President: Stephanie Anderson, CHAE, CPA, CGMA CFO, River Bend Golf & Country Club
- Treasurer: Justin Taillon, MBA, Ph.D., CHTP Professor and Department Head, Highline College
- Secretary: James Bina, CHAE+, CHTP+ Treasurer, Rosen Hotels & Resorts, Inc.
- Immediate Past President: Mark Pate Sr., CHAE, CHTP, MBA Assistant Controller and IT Director, Highpointe Hotel Corp.
- Executive Advisor: Prakash Shukla • Managing Partner, Wayfair VC
- Ex Officio Frank I. Wolfe, CAE, FIH CEO, HFTP
HFTP 2023 Global Board of Directors:
- Director Andrew Buwalda, CHAE Regional Director of Finance, Deerhurst Resort & Muskoka Bay Resort
- Director Arthur Burger, CHAE+ Principal, Art Burger Consulting
- Director Eileen Sarris, CPA, CHAE CFO, The Field Club
- Director Barry Thomas, CHTP Sr. Corporate Director, Property Technology, Rosewood Hotel Group
- Director Fitzroy Walker, MBA, MCIM Corporate Director, Finance, Sandals Resorts International
- Director Jonathon Goodman, CHAE, CPA CFO, Lost Tree Golf Club
- Director Kelly Brennan VP of Employee Benefits, CBIZ
- Director Christopher Contos Director of Business Development, Evention
- Director Katerina Berezina, Ph.D., CHTP, CRME, CHIA Associate Professor, Hospitality Management Program Director, The University of Mississippi
- Director Mohammad Hanif Al Qassim Managing Partner, The Manor by JA
For more information on HFTP leadership and leadership opportunities, contact HFTP Staff Vice President Administration & USALI Millicent Athanos at [email protected] or +1 (512) 220-6449.