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

Toni Bau, Chair

David Johnson, CHTP, Vice Chair

Jill Burnett, CHAE, CPA, Executive Committee Liaison 

Laurie Rozeski, CHAE, MBA, Board Liaison

Jerry Trieber, CPA, CHAE, CFE, CFF, CGMA, Global Past President Liaison

Eileen Sarris, CPA, CHAE, Member

Fitzroy Walker, MBA, Member

Hetal Patel, CHTP, Member

Dr. Justin Taillon, Member

Jorge Sanchez, Member

Joshua Bergen, CHAE, CHTP, Member

Leila Fathi, Member

Martha Mazzitelli, CHAE+, CHTP+, Member

Sarah Ford, Member

Scott Boren, CHAE, Member

Tom Powell, Member

Mr. Frank I. Wolfe, CAE, Staff Liaison

Linnet Baskett, Staff Liaison, linnet.baskett@hftp.org

Roster

CHAE Certification Advisory Council

Mr. Mark D. Roland, CHAE,MBA, Chair

Mark T. Pate, Sr., CHAE, CHTP, MBA, Vice Chair

Arlene Ramirez, CHAE,CHE,MBA, CHIA, Executive Committee Liaison

Christopher S. Garland, CHAE, Board Liaison

Mrs. Susan Bowles, CHAE, Member

Kevin J. Clark, CHAE, Member

Mr. Jonathon Goodman, CHAE,CPA, Member

Mr. Md Amirul Islam, Member

Lynne A. Power, CHAE, CHTP, CAM, Member

Mr. John Riccio, CHAE, Member

Mr. Kris S. Shoemaker, CMA, CGFO,CHAE,CHTP,CPFIM, Member

Victoria Schaefer, Staff Liaison, victoria.schaefer@hftp.org

Ms. Robin Bogdon, Staff Liaison, robin.bogdon@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. Lyle Worthington, CHTP, Executive Committee Liaison

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

Jules A. Sieburgh, CHTP+, Past President Liaison

Christopher Begley, CHTP, Member

Dr. Katerina Berezina, CHTP, Member

Carson Booth, CHTP, Member

Kjell Olsson, CHTP, Member

Glenn T. Price, CHAE, CHTP, Member

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

Victoria Schaefer, Staff Liaison, victoria.schaefer@hftp.org

Roster

Club Advisory Council

John Riccio, CHAE, Chair

Sarah Ford, Vice Chair

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

Stephanie Anderson, CHAE,CPA, Member

Jill Burnett, CHAE,CPA, Member

John D. Daum, CPA, Member

Michael Jenkins, CHAE, Member

Tony E. Kelley, Member

Chris Koepper, CPA, Member

Philip G. Newman, CPA, Member

Benjamin W. Peck, CCM,CHAE,MBA

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

Wendy Robinson, CHAE, Member

Eileen A. Sarris, CPA, CHAE, Member

Thomas G. Smith, CHAE, Member

Frank I. Wolfe, CAE, Staff Liaison  

Linnet Baskett, Staff Liaison, Linnet@hftp.org

Roster

Education Advisory Council

Lynne A. Power, CHAE, CHTP, CAM, Chair

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

Stephanie Anderson, CHAE, CPA, CGMA, Board Liaison

Lisa M. Funk-Martin, CHAE, Past President Liaison

Christopher M. Rehn, CPA, CHAE, Member

Elsa M Rodecker, Member

Krysta A. Erovick, CPA, Member

Monica Henegar, CPA, CGA, Member

Paulene Kawasjee, Member

Sharon L. Litchfield, CHAE, Member

Vincent J. Mennella, Member

Linnet Baskett, Staff Liaison

Nick Cukjati, Staff Liaison

 

 

Roster

HITEC Advisory Council

James E. Bina,  CHAE+,CHTP, Chair

Laurent Jean Idrac, Member

Amitava Chatterjee, Member

Andy Tjan, CHTP, Member

Richard Tudgay, Member

Prakash Vinodrai Shukla, Member

Martin F. Stanton, Member

Jai Govindani, Member

Ummara Marshall, Member

Danny Hudson, Member

Ted Horner, Member

Donna Hale, Member

Wendy Mertz, Member

Jeffrey S. Parker, CHTP, Member

Mr. Michael Levie, CHTP, Member

Michael A. Duffy, CHTP, Member

Henri Roelings, Member

Katerina Berezina, CHTP, Member

Shannon McCallum, Member

Jason Smith, Member

Nancy Wolff, Member

Lyle Worthington, CHTP, Member

Carson Booth, CHTP, Member

Neal Patel, Member

Michael F. Tinkey, Member

Richard M. Siegel, Member

Celina Mendieta, CMP, DES, Staff Liaison, celina.mendieta@hftp.org

 Frank I. Wolfe, CAE, Staff Liaison

Roster

HITEC Amsterdam Advisory Council

Carson Booth, CHTP, Chair

Derek Wood, Vice Chair

Ally Dombey, Member

Alvaro Hidalgo, Member

Barry Thomas, CHTP, Member

Dr. Fergus Boyd, Member

Gerhard  Finster, Member

Henri Roelings, Member

Ian Millar, CHTP, Member

James Byrne, Member

Lodewijk Klootwijk, Member

Lyle Worthington, CHTP, Member

Mark Campbell, Member

Michael Levie, CHTP, Member

Michiel Roelfsema, Member

Phil  Le Brun, Member

Sophie Pommois, Member

Thierry Guiraudios, Member

Timo E Kettern, Member

Celina Mendieta, CMP, DES, Staff Liaison

Carl Weldon, FIH FHOSPA, Staff Liaison

Frank I. Wolfe, CAE, Staff Liaison

Roster

HITEC Dubai

Marwan  Al Ali, Chair

Emilio Dragas, Member

Fraidy Pinto, Member

Iftikhar Hamdani, Member

Jai Govindani, Member

Khushru D. Siganporia, Member

Laurent  A  Voivenel, Member

Lijo Mathew Kankapadan, Member

Mahmoud Ahmad Kamal, Member

Marwan  Al Ali, Member

Md Amirul Islam, Member

Naveen Bharadwaj, Member

Nicholas Watson, Member

Nigel Hattersley, Member

Radi Karnib, Member

Rouf Beigh, Member

Samir Abi Frem, Member

Sanjay Nadkarni, Ph.D., Member

Yazan Sabelaish, Member

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, CHAE,CHE,MBA, CHIA, Member

Becky A. Lumly, Member

Carol Cernugel, Member

Cindy Braak, Member

Craig A. Nash, Member

Dennis DuBois, CHAE, Member

Gina Tallarico, Member

Jack Fritsche, Member

Jeffrey  Wong, Member

Jeremy Shears, Member

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

Jim Gerth, CHAE, Member

Jim Mrha, Member

Kirk C. Jones, Member

Lieven Werner, Member

Lou Lavaux, Member

Mark J. Hays, Member

Nebiat Saunders, Member

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

Rick Kowaleski, Member

Robert F. Dunigan, CHAE, Member

Scott Ness, Member

Victoria S. Richman, Member

Lucinda C Hart, CAE, MBA, 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

Agnes L. DeFranco, CHAE,Ed.D., Chair

Md Amirul Islam, CHAE, Member

Jorge L Sanchez, Member

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

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

Christopher S. Garland, CHAE, Member

Tanya Venegas, MBA, MHM, CHIA, Member

Frank Garza, Staff Liaison 

Thomas J. Atzenhofer, CPA, 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

Bill Abraham, 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

Giuliana Giardina, Member

Jeff Turner, Member

Jonathan Rojas, Member

Mary Clancy, Member

Michael Sellers, Member

Savannah Sanders, Member

Millicent Gustafson, Staff Liaison, Millicent@hftp.org

Melissa Trevino, Staff Liaison, Melissa.Trevino@hftp.org

 

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.