HFTP Installs 2006-2007 Board of Directors and Executive Committee

  • Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP)
  • 11.16.06
The 2006-2007 executive committee and board of directors for Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTPR) were installed during HFTP's 2006 Annual Convention & Tradeshow in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Members of the 2006-2007 HFTP executive committee include:

  • Agnes L. DeFranco, Ed.D., CHAE, was installed as HFTP president. DeFranco is a professor at the University of Houston's Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management based in Houston, Texas.
  • Anna McFarland, CPA, CFE, CHAE, CHTP, was installed as HFTP vice president. She is senior director of finance for Accor North America - Business & Leisure Hotels in Kaufman, Texas.   
  • Jules A. Sieburgh, CHTP was installed as HFTP treasurer. He is a hospitality consultant with JSI Consulting in Bethesda, Md.
  • Terry L. Price, CHAE, CHTP, CPA was installed as HFTP secretary. 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.
  • Ralph R. Miller, CHA, CA, CBV, CHAE, was installed as HFTP immediate past president. Miller is president/owner of Inntegrated Hospitality Management, Ltd. in North Vancouver, British Columbia.
Members of the 2006-2007 HFTP board of directors include:
  • Director Brenda Burke, CHTP, is a director of hotel technology of Hilton Hotels Corporation.
  • Director Karen Conway is controller of the Westin Michigan Avenue.
  • Director Lisa M. Funk, CPA, CHAE is corporate controller for The Hotel Group.
  • Director Brian P. Garavuso, CHTP is chief information officer for Hilton Grand Vacations Company.
  • Director Ronald M. Hardin, CHTP is director of technology for the Davidson Hotel Company.
  • Director Karl A. Munster, CPA, CHAE is director of finance for HRI Lodging, Inc.
  • Exchange Director Joori Jeon, CPA, CAE, is an exchange director who serves as executive vice president/CFO at the American Hotel & Lodging Association.
  • Director Philip G. Newman, CPA, is a director with McGladrey & Pullen LLP.
  • Director Robert N. Oprea, CHAE, CHTP, is controller for the Le Pavillon Hotel.
  • Director Raman P. Rama, CHA, CHTP, CHAE is vice president and director of technology and telecommunications for JHM Hotels.
  • Director Barry Robertson, CHAE, CHA, FBAHA, is senior vice president of finance for Venetian Macau Ltd.
  • Director Thomas G. Smith is controller for the Ozaukee Country Club.
  • Director Jerald M. Trieber, CPA, CHAE is director of internal audit for Hersha Hospitality Management.



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