30 April 2018

HFTP Welcomes New Members from Fairmont

  • HFTP Welcomes New Members from FairmontHFTP Welcomes New Members from Fairmont

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) welcomes new members from Fairmont. HFTP offers two certification programs that are globally recognized for setting industry standards for hospitality finance and technology professionals: Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE®) and Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP®). The new HFTP members from Fairmont, listed below, are also working on their CHAE designation, demonstrating their skills as finance experts in hospitality. The following new members include:

Leonard Apostol | Novotel New York
Pin Bains | Fairmont Vancouver Airport (Canada)
Brent Brady | Fairmont Hamilton (Bermuda)
Jeff Campbell | Fairmont Olympic (Seattle)
Horace Campbell | Sofitel Washington D.C.
Darshana Dave | Sofitel New York
John Davis | Sofitel New York
Glen Gumbs | Fairmont Jasper Lodge (Calgary, Alberta)
Zack Hertel | Fairmont Pittsgburgh
Luke Hudson | Fairmont Toronto Ontario
Nancy Laramee | Sofitel Montreal (Quebec)
Pascale LeBrasseur | Moncton Newbrunswick (Canada)
 Isabelle Mathieu | Fairmont Laurier (Ottawa, Ontario)
Christine Mikkelsen | Fairmont San Francisco
Martin Milton | Fairmont Macdonald (Edmonton, Alberta)
Terry Murray | Fairmont Chicago
Bao Phung | Fairmont Empress (Victoria British Columbia - Canada)
Regiane Queija | Fairmont Mexico
Sharouq Shahzad | Fairmont Toronto Ontario
Alison Skoglund | Fairmont Sonoma Mission & Inn (California)
Kaven Sousa-Dias | Fairmont Pacific Rim (Vancouver British Columbia)
Michel Van der Elst | Fairmont Southampton (Bermuda)
 Danny Winegar | Fairmont Scottsdale (Arizona)

Last year, HFTP's certification programs were named a requirement for information technology and accounting employees at Rosewood Hotel Group, Two Roads Hospitality and Accorhotels Group – which operate Fairmont branded hotels. Accorhotels Group followed suit with Rosewood and Two Roads Hospitality by not only having their employees become a member of HFTP, but also requiring their group to become CHAE certified. In 2016, Rosewood Hotel Group set the requirement for its information technology staff to become CHTP certified – this was the first group certification HFTP coordinated.

HFTP offers the only designations for finance and technology professionals who are working in the hospitality industry. Both the CHAE and CHTP designations require professionals to sit for an initial competency exam, and complete continuing education credits for each renewal cycle. Qualification for the exams is based on level of education and experience in the hospitality industry; student programs are also available.

For more information about HFTP's certification programs, contact HFTP Certification Manager Robin Bogdon at robin.bogdon@hftp.org or visit www.hftp.org. For immediate information, visit the FAQ pages for both CHTP and CHAE certifications.

About HFTP
Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), established in 1952, is a hospitality nonprofit association headquartered in Austin, Texas USA with offices in Hong Kong, United Kingdom, The Netherlands and Dubai. HFTP is recognized as the spokes group 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 conferences and events. HFTP produces international events throughout the year, including the world's largest hospitality technology tradeshow and conference brand: HITEC. The association also owns the world's only hospitality-specific search engine: PineappleSearch.com®. For more information about HFTP, visit www.hftp.org.For the latest news, visit the HFTP News page at news.hftp.org and the HFTP Connect blog at blog.hftp.org.

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