April 22, 20242 min read

HFTP Announces 2024 CHTP of the Year Award Recipient: Troy Morton

HFTP Announces 2024 CHTP of the Year Award Recipient: Troy Morton — Photo by HFTP

HFTP is thrilled to announce that Troy Morton, CHTP has earned the 2024 Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP®) of the Year award for attaining the highest score of the year. Morton will be recognized for his achievements during HITEC® Charlotte 2024, taking place June 24-27 at the Charlotte Convention Center.

Troy Morton’s Background

As part of the Aimbridge Hospitality group certification partnership, Troy pursued CHTP certification because he felt it would make him more well-rounded within the hotel technology field and more knowledgeable in his current role with Aimbridge as a senior IT project manager. With a primary focus on transitions that help coordinate the activities of multiple departments including accounting, human resources and operations, his close work with those teams helped him qualify for the exam.

Troy has earned the highest recorded score since the CHTP exam’s inception in 1994. His advice to those working toward their CHTP certification is to get into a rhythm while studying and to identify specific problem areas to work on before moving ahead in the curriculum.

About the CHTP Designation

The CHTP designation is the ultimate achievement in hospitality information technology by showing a dedication to the hospitality and technology industries. The exam was first given at HITEC in Dallas, Texas USA. Since then, more than 400 professionals have earned the CHTP designation around the world. HFTP also administers the examination and awards the Certified Hospitality Accounting Executive (CHAE®) industry designation.

About HFTP Certifications

HFTP's certification programs are globally recognized for setting industry standards for hospitality finance and technology. Qualification for the exams is based on level of education and experience in the industry; student programs are also available. Active certificants have reported higher salaries and various career advancement opportunities. Becoming certified indicates an individual's commitment to professionalism, continuing education and chosen career path.

For more information on HFTP's certification programs, contact HFTP Director of Career Development Robin Bogdon at [email protected] or visit www.hftp.org.


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