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
Robert Mandelbaum, Vice Chair
Mark Pate, Sr., CHAE, CHTP, MBA, Executive Committee Liaison
Eileen Sarris, CPA, CHAE, Board Liaison
Parminder Batra, Member
Scott Boren, CHAE, Member
Kelley Brennan, Member
Roc Crispin, Jr., Member
Thomas Flanagan, CHAE, Member
Keith Folsom, CHTP, Member
Sarah Ford, CHAE, Member
James Lingle, Member
Novlette Maxwell, Member
Martha Mazzitelli, CHAE+, CHTP+, Member
Janice Riscinto, Member
Ronald Robinson, CHAE, Member
Wendy Robinson, CHAE, Member
Amber Stone, Member
Dr. Paul Willie, CHA, CHAE+, CHTP, CMA

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

Lisa Martin, CHAE, CPA, Past President

Jill Burnett, CHAE, CPA, Board Liaison

Susan Bowles, CHAE, Member

Chris Garland, CHAE, Member

Md Amirul Islam, CHAE, Member

Glenn Price, CHAE, CHTP, Member

Eileen Sarris, CHAE, CPA, Member

James Schiff, CHAE+,CPA

Arlene Ramirez, MBA, CHAE, CHE, CHIA, Ex-Officio

Agnes DeFranco, Ed.D, CHE, CHAE, CHIA, CAHTA, Ex-Officio

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

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

Phil Guido, CHAE, Chair

Tony Kelley, Vice Chair

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

Eileen Sarris, CPA, CHAE, Board Liaison

Thomas Smith, CHAE, Past President Liaison

Cheryl Brennan, CHAE+, Member

Jonathon Goodman, CHAE, CPA, Member

David Manglos, CHAE+, CPA, Member

Michael Jenkins, CHAE, Member

Benjamin Peck, CCM, CHAE, MBA, Member

John Riccio, CHAE, Member

Helaine Weissman, CPA, Member

Daryn Wood, CHAE, Member

Linnet Baskett, Staff Liaison

Victoria Schaefer, Staff Liaison

Roster

HITEC Advisory Council

Meet the HITEC Advisory Council

Justin Taillon, Chair
Barry Thomas, CHTP, Vice Chair
Gustaf Burman,
Jim Bina, CHAE, CHTP,
Michael Blake, CAE
Simone Cousins
Steve D'Erasmo, CHTP
Mike Dickersbach, CHTP
Diane Estner
Kristin Gassick, CHTP
Donna Hale
Mark Haley, CHTP
Charlie Lystrup, CHTP, MBA
Ummara Marshall
Shannon McCallum
Wendy Merz
Jeffrey Parker, CHTP
Mark Pate, CHAE,CHTP MBA, + HFTP Executive Committee Liaison
Neal Patel, CHIA, CHO
Henri Roelings
Gustaaf Schrils
Richard Siegel
Jason Smith
David Starmer
Lyle Worthington, CHTP+ HFTP Global Past President Liaison

Angela Dowell, HFTP Staff Liaison
Bryan Wood, HFTP Staff Liaison
Frank Wolfe, CAE, HFTP Staff Liaison

Roster

Education Advisory Council

Tanya Venegas, MBA, MHM, CHIA, Chair

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

Art Burger, CHAE+, Board Liaison

Lisa Martin, CHAE, CPA, Past President Liaison

Angela Abston, CPA, Member

Carol Garone, Member

Judy Holcomb, CHAE+, Ph.D., Member

Lynne Power, CHAE, CHTP, CAM, Chair

Ron Strecker, CHAE+, CHTP+, Member

Anthony Talamante, Member

Anthony Testo, CHAE, CHTP

Linnet Baskett, Staff Liaison

Roster

HITEC Europe Advisory Council

Derek Wood, Chair

Ian Miller, Vice Chair

Fergus Boyd, Member

Alvaro Carrillo de Albornoz, Member

Luis del Olmo, Member

Javier Delgado Muerza, Member

Tomeu Fiol, Member

Alvaro Hidalgo, Member

Timo E. Kettern, Member

Phil Le Brun, Member

Michael Levie, CHTP, Member

Sophie Pommois, Member

Henri Roelings, Member

Lyle Worthington, CHTP, Member

Celina Mendieta, Staff Liaison

Carl Weldon, Staff Liaison

Roster

HITEC Dubai

Roster Coming Soon

Millicent Gustafson, Staff Liaison

Frank I. Wolfe, CAE, Staff Liaison

Roster

Hospitality Finance Advisory Council

Christopher S. Garland, CHAE, Chair

Ann Harris, Member

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

Barry E Wabler, Member

Carol Cernugel, Member

Chris R Dunne, Member

Craig A. Nash, Member

Dave Bradford  Bryan, Member

Dennis DuBois, CHAE, Member

Gina Tallarico, Member

Jeffrey  Wong, Member

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

Julia Prasse, Member

Lou Lavaux, Member

Lucinda C Hart, CAE, MBA, Member

Michael W Duffy, Member

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

Robert F. Dunigan, CHAE, Member

Roberto Almelor, Member

Scott Ness, Member

Victoria S. Richman, Member

Melissa Trevino, Staff Liaison

Thomas J. Atzenhofer, CPA, Staff Liaison

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.

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

Chapter Relations Committee

Jill Burnett, CHAE, CPA, Chair

Fitzroy Walker, MBA, Vice Chair

Christopher Contos, Member

Michael Jenkins, CHAE, Member

Nicole Adams-Fleisher, Member

Kari Middleton-Hendrix, Member

Eileen Sarris, CPA, CHAE, Member

Thomas Smith, CHAE, Member

Daniel Conti Jr., CHAE, CAM, Member

Victoria Schaefer, Staff Liaison

Barbara Semeraro, Staff Liaison

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

Joseph Delgado, Member

Shareef Fahmy, CHAE, CHTP, Member

Sharon Litchfield, CHAE, Member

Michele Porak, CHAE, CHTP, Member

James H. Schiff, CHAE+, CPA, Member

Fritz Johnson, Staff Liaison

Victoria Schaefer, Staff Liaison

Roster

Young Professional's Advisory Council

Amanda Holland, Vice Chair

Christopher Contos, Member

Amber Stone, Member

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

Md Amirul Islam, Board Liaison

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

Millicent Gustafson, Staff Liaison

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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