2007-2008 HFTP Executive Committee and Board of Directors Installed at Annual Convention & Tradeshow

  • Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP)
  • 11.01.07
The 2007-2008 executive committee and board of directors for Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) were recently installed during HFTP’s 2007 Annual Convention & Tradeshow in Jacksonville, Fla.

  • Anna McFarland, CPA, CFE, CHAE, CHTP, was installed as HFTP president. She is senior director of finance for Accor North America - Business & Leisure Hotels in Dallas, Texas. McFarland has been a member of HFTP since 1996.
  • Jules A. Sieburgh, CHTP, was installed as HFTP vice president. He is a hospitality consultant with O’Neal Consultants in Bethesda, Md. Sieburgh has been a member of HFTP since 1985.
  • Terry L. Price, CHAE, CHTP, CPA, was installed as HFTP treasurer. He is the executive IT manager for The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa in Asheville, N.C. Price has been a member of HFTP since 1997.
  • Thomas G. Smith, CHAE, was installed as HFTP secretary. He is chief financial officer for the Ozaukee Country Club in Mequon, Wis. Smith has been a member of HFTP since 1989.
  • Agnes L. DeFranco, Ed.D., CHAE, was installed as HFTP immediate past president. DeFranco is a professor and assistant vice president for undergraduate studies at the University of Houston's Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management based in Houston, Texas. DeFranco has been a member of HFTP since 1993.

Members of the 2007-2008 HFTP board of directors include:

  • Director Steven Argo, CHAE, controller for Charlotte Country Club
  • Director Carson Booth, vice president of information technology in Europe, Africa and Middle East for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide
  • Director Lisa M. Funk, CPA, CHAE, project manager for MTM Luxury Lodging
  • Director Brian P. Garavuso, CHTP, chief information officer for Hilton Grand Vacations
  • Director Ronald M. Hardin, CHTP, director of technology for Davidson Hotel Company
  • Exchange Director Joori Jeon, CPA, CAE, executive vice president/CFO at the American Hotel & Lodging Association.
  • Director David Manglos, CHAE, CPA, chief financial officer for Houston Country Club
  • Director Karl A. Munster, CPA, CHAE, director of finance for the HRI Lodging, Inc.
  • Director Philip G. Newman, CPA, partner with McGladrey & Pullen LLP
  • Director RP Rama, CHA, CHTP, vice president and director of technology and telecommunications for JHM Hotels
  • Director Barry Robertson, CHAE, CHA, FBAHA
  • Director Jerilyn B. Schnitzel, CHAE, CHTP, CAM, owner of Schnitzel Hospitality Consulting
  • Director Jerald M. Trieber, CPA, CHAE, director of internal audit for Hersha Hospitality Management



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