August 21, 20232 min read

HFTP Member Spotlight: Andrew Buwalda

HFTP Member Spotlight

Getting involved with a professional association on the ground floor of your career can take you to new heights you'd never dreamed of—just ask this week's Member Spotlight honoree, Andrew Buwalda, CHAE of Huntsville, Ontario, who has been a member of HFTP since 2013.

How long have you worked in the hospitality industry?

I have been in the hospitality finance industry for my entire career. I began in operations and quickly moved into finance roles after finding my home with HFTP. I have since held various Controller/Director of Finance and Regional Director of Finance roles.

What are some of the highlights of your time with HFTP?

I have been involved with HFTP for my entire career. I was first introduced to HFTP as a student and quickly saw the value in maintaining my membership. Since then, I have obtained my CHAE certification and spent time volunteering on various advisory councils including Young Professionals and HITEC. I was involved in local chapter leadership before applying for a seat on the Global Board of Directors and am thrilled to be joining the Executive Committee in the fall to work with the talented HFTP team for the betterment of the association and the industry.

What do you find most valuable about your HFTP membership?

The people and the connections. HFTP is a group of passionate industry professionals who are so eager to connect and help one another succeed. The opportunities for continuing education and both personal and professional enhancement are excellent. Also, HFTP's in-person events provide a platform for education and interpersonal connection.

About Hospitality Finance and Technology Professionals

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), established in 1952, is a nonprofit hospitality association headquartered in Austin, Texas USA with offices in the United Kingdom, Netherlands and Dubai. HFTP is recognized as the spokesgroup for the finance and technology segments of the hospitality industry with an international network of members and stakeholders. HFTP uniquely understands the industry's pressing issues and assists its stakeholders in finding solutions to their challenges more efficiently than any organization. HFTP offers expert networks, educational resources, career development programs, research, leadership opportunities and industry networking events.


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