Member

HFTP is an association focusing on individual professional development. Membership is individual, not company-based.

All HFTP Members receive the same benefits.

The membership categories below determine voting rights and eligibility for officer positions within the association.


Principal Members—Principal Members shall be individuals who primarily perform accounting, financial management, or information technology activities and whose employers, including management companies, are providers of a hospitality experience actively engaged in the Hospitality Industry. Principal Members are individuals, such as chief financial officers, controllers, and other accounting personnel; chief information officers, directors of information technology, supervisors of management information systems, and other technology personnel. Principal Members may vote, serve on and chair committees as determined by the Board of Directors from time to time, and hold office on the International Board and Executive Committee.

Agent Members—Agent Members shall be individuals whose employers are public accounting firms and consulting firms actively engaged in the hospitality industry. These individuals often act as an agent of providers of hospitality experiences and advise on actions that are normally performed by Principal Members. Individuals in this category are free to recommend to Principal Members and their employers the "best of breed" third party providers of goods and services. Individuals eligible for this membership class are qualified to perform the duties of Principal Members. Agent Members may vote, serve on and chair committees as determined by the Board of Directors from time to time and hold office on the International Board and Executive Committee.

Education Members—Education Members shall be individuals employed full time in a post secondary hospitality academic institution that advise or teach hospitality accounting, financial management, or information technology programs to students that will develop qualifications to become association members and shall include individuals who conduct hospitality research at these institutions that will be used by the industry. Education Members may vote, serve on and chair committees as determined by the Board of Directors from time to time and hold office on the International Board and Executive Committee.

Allied Members—Allied Members shall be individuals who providegoods and services to Principal or Agent Members or their employers and who do not qualify as Agent Members.Members of this class have specific goods and services that they represent andendorse only those goods and services. Allied Members may vote, serve on and chair committees as determined by the Board of Directors and may serve on the Board of Directors, but may not hold office on the International Executive Committee.

Industry Members—Industry Members shall be the press and leaders active in the hospitality industry wishing to support the Association. Members of this class may not vote or hold office in the Association.

Apprentice Members—Apprentice Members shall be individuals who have an interest in the hospitality industry. Members of this class may not vote or hold office in the Association

Student Members—Student membership shall be available to individuals actively enrolled in a post secondary academic program leading to qualification as a Principal, Agent, or Education Member. This class of membership shall not be open to individuals who otherwise qualify for membership. Members of this class may not vote or hold office in the Association. Student membership includes affiliation to one of HFTP’s Student Chapters. Applicants are required to select affiliation with an existing student chapter of their choice. In the event that applicants do not indicate their chapter affiliation, the applicants will be placed in a chapter closest to the primary mailing address designated by the applicants.

Retired Members—Individuals who have retired from full-time employment and who have been members of the Association for a minimum of ten (10) years are eligible for Retired membership. Members of this class may not hold office in the Association, but shall be eligible to vote and serve on international committees. Retired membership includes affiliation to one of HFTP’s Chapters. Applicants are required to select affiliation with an existing chapter of their choice. In the event that applicants do not indicate their chapter affiliation, the applicants will be placed in a chapter closest to the primary mailing address designated by the applicants.