HFTP COUNCILS AND COMMITTEES

Volunteer for an HFTP Council or Committee

HFTP committees and councils provide guidance and leadership to the association assuring that HFTP remains at the top of its league.

The councils & committees are organized into two engagement levels. Please take a moment to review the engagement levels and councils below to help determine which would be the best fit for your involvement.

Engagement Level I:

Requires members to attend a face to face meeting, participate in numerous conference calls throughout the year, and provides the potential for public speaking opportunities.

This is our highest level of engagement and will require that your schedule and resources allow you to fully participate. The following councils/committees are considered Engagement Level I:

Roster

Annual Convention Education Advisory Council

David Johnson, CHTP, Chair

Scott Boren, CHAE, Vice Chair

Mark Pate, Sr., CHAE, CHTP, MBA, Executive Committee Liaison

Toni Bau, Board Liaison

Jill Burnett, CHAE, CPA, Member 

Daniel Conti, Jr., CHAE, CAM, Member

David DeWitt, Member

Keith Folsom, CHTP, Member

Mark Fancourt, Member

Roc Crispin, Jr., Member

James Lingle, Member

Robert Mandelbaum, Member

Fitzroy Walker, MBA, Member

Janice Riscinto, Member

Ronald Robinson, Jr., CHAE, Member

Leila Fathi, Member

Martha Mazzitelli, CHAE+, CHTP+, Member

Linnet Baskett, Staff Liaison

Robin Bogdon, Staff Liaison

Roster

CHAE Certification Advisory Council

Jonathon Goodman, CHAE,CPA, Chair

Ronald W Strecker, CHAE+, CHTP+, Vice Chair

Mark T. Pate, Sr., CHAE, CHTP, MBA, Executive Committee Liaison

Arlene Ramirez, MBA, CHAE, CHE, CHIA, Past President Liaison

Jill Burnett, CHAE, CPA, Board Liaison

Susan Bowles, CHAE, Member

Chris Garland, CHAE, Member

Md Amirul Islam, CHAE, Member

Sharon Litchfield, CHAE, Member

Glenn Price, CHAE, CHTP, Member

Eileen Sarris, CHAE, CPA, Member

Robin Bogdon, Staff Liaison, robin.bogdon@hftp.org

Barbara Semeraro, Staff Liaison, barbara.semeraro@hftp.org

Roster

CHTP Certification Advisory Council

Dr. Paul A. Willie, CHA,CHAE+,CHTP,CMA, Chair

Mr. Kelly K. Moore, Jr., CHTP, Vice Chair 

Mr. Mark T. Pate, Sr., CHAE, CHTP, MBA, Executive Committee Liaison

Mr. Mark T. Pate, Sr., CHAE, CHTP, MBA, Board Liaison

Mr. Lyle Worthington, CHTP, Past President Liaison

Dr. Katerina Berezina, CHTP, Member

Mr. David Johnson, CHTP, Member

Mr. Kjell Olsson, CHTP, Member

Mr. Glenn T. Price, CHAE, CHTP, Member

Mr. Thomas Stoffo, CHTP Member

Mr. Ravi Veerasawmy, CHTP, Member

Ms. Robin Bogdon, Staff Liaison, robin.bogdon@hftp.org

Ms. Barbara Semeraro, Staff Liaison, barbara.semeraro@hftp.org

Roster

Club Advisory Council

John Riccio, CHAE, Chair

Phil Guido, Vice Chair

Frank A. Agnello, Jr., CHAE+,CMA, Member

Stephanie Anderson, CHAE,CPA, Member

Jill Burnett, CHAE,CPA, Member

Keith Bode, Member

David DeWitt, Member

Michael Jenkins, CHAE, Member

Tony Kelley, Member

Benjamin Peck, CCM,CHAE,MBA, Member

Thomas G. Smith, CHAE, Member

Helaine Weissman, CPA, CHAE, Member

Victoria Schaefer, Staff Liaison

Linnet Baskett, Staff Liaison

Roster

Education Advisory Council

Lynne Power, CHAE, CHTP, CAM, Chair

Krysta Erovick, CPA, CHAE, Vice Chair

Stephanie Anderson, CHAE, CPA, CGMA, Executive Committee Liaison

Laurie Rozeski, CHAE, MBA, Board Liaison

Lisa Martin, CHAE, CPA, Past President Liaison

Andrew Buwalda, Member

Andrew Nooney, CHAE, Member

Angela Dyer Abston, CPA, Member

Basit Chaudhry, CPA, CMA, Member

Elsa Rodecker, Member

John Grigas, CHAE, Member

Judy Holcomb, CHAE+, PhD., Member

Tanya Venegas, MBA, MHM, CHIA, Member

Wendy Robinson, CHAE, Member

Susan Savkov, Staff Liaison

Linnet Baskett, Staff Liaison

Roster

HITEC Advisory Council

James E. Bina,  CHAE+,CHTP, Chair

Dr. Katerina Berezina, CHTP, Member

Michael Blake, CEO, Member

Carson Booth, Member

Amitava Chatterjee, Member

Michael Duffy, CHTP, Member

Jai Govindani, Member

Donna Hale, Member

Ted Horner, Member

Danny Hudson, Member

Laurent Idrac, Member

Ummara Marshall, Member

Shannon McCallum, Member

Wendy Mertz, Member

Jeffrey Parker, CHTP, Member

Neal Patel, CHIA, CHO, Member

Henri Roelings, Member

Prakash Shukla, Member

Richard Siegel, Member

Jason Smith, Member

Martin Stanton, Member

Andy Tjan, CHTP, Member

Richard Tudgay, Member

Nancy Wolff, Member

Lyle Worthington, CHTP, Member

Angela Dowell, Staff Liaison

Bryan Wood, Staff Liaison

Roster

HITEC Europe Advisory Council

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Roster

HITEC Dubai

Angela Dowell, Staff Liaison

Frank I. Wolfe, CAE, Staff Liaison

Roster

Hospitality Finance Advisory Council

Christopher S. Garland, CHAE, Chair

Anand Naimpally, Member  

Ann Harris, Member  

Arlene Ramirez, MBA, CHAE, CHE, CHIA, Member  

Becky A. Lumly, Member  

Carol Cernugel, Member  

Chris R Dunne, Member  

Cindy Braak, Member  

Craig A. Nash, Member  

Dennis DuBois, CHAE, Member  

Gina Tallarico, Member  

Graham Crossley, Member  

Jack Fritsche, CHAE, Member  

Jeffrey  Wong, Member  

Jeremy Shears, Member  

Jerry M. Trieber, CPA, CHAE, CFE, CFF, CGMA, Member  

Jim Mrha, Member  

Keith L. Bown, Member  

Lou Lavaux, Member  

Mark J. Hays, Member  

Ralph R. Miller, CPA, CA, CBV, CHA, CHAE, Member  

Rick Kowaleski, Member  

Robert F. Dunigan, CHAE, Member  

Roberto Almelor, Member  

Victoria S. Richman, Member

Melissa Trevino, Staff Liaison

Thomas J. Atzenhofer, CPA, Staff Liaison

Mr. Frank I. Wolfe, CAE, Staff Liaison

Roster

Nominating Committee

Nominating Committee

Roster Coming Soon

Engagement Level II:

Requires members to participate in numerous conference calls and to communicate via email a few times a year to achieve the goals and objectives of the council or committee. The following are considered Engagement Level II:

  • Article Review Advisory Council
  • Awards and Recognition Committee
  • Executive Vendor's Advisory Council
  • Global Hospitality Accounting Common Practices Advisory Council
  • International Evaluation Advisory Council
  • Membership Concierge Advisory Council

Roster

Article Review Advisory Council

Jill Burnett, CHAE,CPA, Executive Committee Liaison

Mark Pate, Sr., CHAE, CHTP, MBA, Executive Committee Liaison

Dr. Justin Taillon, Board Liaison

Frank A. Agnello, Jr., CHAE+,CMA, Past President Liaison

Bernd  Hermann Schwentick, Member

John Daum, CPA, Member

Jorge Sanchez, Member

Mehmet Erdem, CHTP, Member

Tanya Venegas, MBA, MHM, CHIA, Member

Eliza R. Selig, Staff Liaison

Briana Gilmore, Staff Liaison

Roster

Awards and Recognition Committee

Awards and Recognition Committee

Roster

Executive Vendor's Advisory Council

Executive Vendor's Advisory Council

Roster Coming Soon

Roster

Global Hospitality Accounting Common Practices Advisory Council

Lucinda Hart, CAE, MBA, Staff Liaison 

Bianca Lopez, Staff Liaison

Roster

Membership Concierge Advisory Council

Clare Vazquez-Pace, Member

James H. Schiff, CHAE+,CPA, Member

Joseph Delgado, Member

Joshua Bergen, CHAE, CHTP, Member

Dr. Mehmet Erdem, CHTP, Member

Michele Porak, CHAE,CHTP, Member

Mick Nissen, Member

Shareef Fahmy, CHAE, Member

Sharon L. Litchfield, CHAE, Member

Fritz Johnson, Staff Liaison

Victoria Schaefer,  Staff Liaison

Roster

Young Professional's Advisory Council

Chris Begley, Chair

Amanda Holland, Vice Chair 

Mark Pate, Sr., CHAE, CHTP, MBA, Executive Committee Liaison 

Md Amirul Islam, Board Liaison

Arlene Ramirez, CHAE, CHE, MBA, CHIA, Past Presidend Liaison

Andrew Buwalda, Member

Jonathan Rojas, Member

Millicent Gustafson, Staff Liaison, Millicent@hftp.org

Malika Taouil, Staff Liaison

We sincerely appreciate your interest in volunteering and serving. 

Each task force, committee and council is aligned with an objective that supports the long term strategic plan for HFTP. To ensure that each group is appropriately resourced, HFTP volunteer submissions will be used to match volunteers with groups that best serve their interests, abilities and time availability.

*Please note that council descriptions and objectives are under review by the HFTP Executive Committee and are subject to change prior to appointments.

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