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HFTP Announces 2018 CHTP of the Year Recipient

  • Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP)
  • 04.23.18
Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), will honor Sean Van Dyke, CHTP as the 2018 Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP®) of the Year at HITEC Houston this June.

The CHTP of the Year award honors the individual that scored the highest on the CHTP certification exam within a given year. HITEC Houston, HFTP’s second and largest HITEC of 2018, will take place from June 18-21 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas.
Van Dyke works as a director of IT at St. Julien Hotel & Spa, a luxury four star/diamond spot located in Boulder, Col. Van Dyke mentions computers are both his day job and also his hobby. He enjoys building virtual environments, dabbling with containers and staying up on the latest VR news.
“Getting the CHTP certification made a lot of sense for me,” said Van Dyke. “It offers recognition of my specialized knowledge in both my field of study and the particular industry in which I make my career applying those skills. It is a unique designation which stands out to my industry colleagues.”
Developed jointly by HFTP and the Educational Institute (EI) of the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AH&LA), the CHTP designation is the ultimate achievement in hospitality information technology by showing a dedication to both the hospitality and technology industries. The CHTP exam was first given in 1994 at HITEC in Dallas, Texas. Since then, more than 400 professionals have earned the CHTP designation around the world. HFTP also administers the examination and awards the Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE®) industry designation.
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 and individual’s commitment to professionalism, continuing education and their chosen career path.

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