HFTP Inducts Scot Campbell and Michael Schubach to International Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame

  • Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP)
  • 05.15.15
This June, Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) will induct Scot Campbell, CHTP and Michael Schubach, CHAE, CHTP into the HFTP International Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame.

Campbell and Schubach were nominated and selected by their peers for being pioneers and visionaries in the hospitality industry. Hall of Fame inductees are known as representing the best in innovation and application and as leaders in their profession.  

Scot Campbell, CHTP is currently the vice president of IT Connectivity & Communications for Caesars Entertainment. Campbell began his career in the radio broadcasting business which eventually landed him in Las Vegas, Nev. Campbell became an IT employee of Mirage Resorts, Inc. Campbell was recruited to be a change agent, working on centralization of the IT function of the resorts — helping to create the first centralized help desk, remote command center and identifying a discipline-based departmental structure that still exists today. Perhaps most notably, Campbell was responsible for opening MGM’s CityCenter in Las Vegas. CityCenter is an $8.5 billion dollar multi-brand resort, the largest domestic opening of its kind. The in-room automation deployed at CityCenter remains one of the most technologically advanced resorts in the United States. Outside of work, Campbell is very active in his community as a Christian youth minister and serves on the international board of directors for LifeTeen International. Campbell is very invested in HFTP as well and currently is a director on the HFTP Global Board. Campbell is slated to be installed as HFTP’s global secretary this fall.

“Today, he is again doing what he loves most with Caesar’s Entertainment, creating innovation and again pioneering and leading our industry further with each success he creates and manages,” said Jeannie Caruso, CEO of Gaming and Leisure magazine.

Upon learning of his upcoming International Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame induction, Campbell remarked, “So humbling to be recognized by an industry that is full of creative thinkers. I hope that my small contributions will inspire others to continue to think big as they lead our industry for the generations to come."

Michael Schubach, CHAE, CHTP is a master of the hospitality industry having established careers in both hospitality accounting and technology. In 1983 while Schubach was with L’Ermitage Hotels of Beverly Hills, he founded the Educational Services Group (ESG). ESG went on to become the exclusive installation team for Computerized Lodging Systems, Inc. (CLS). During a decade with CLS, Schubach supervised more than 2,500 PMS installations worldwide, participating in more than 200 of them personally. Schubach also served for more than a decade as vice president of resort technology for ClubCorp, overseeing the IT efforts for five major destination resorts, as well as the technology requirements for the 1999 and 2005 U.S. Open golf championships at Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, N.C. In 2008, Schubach joined the Trump Hotel Collection as their chief information officer. Schubach speaks regularly at HFTP events and has been published in every issue of Hospitality Upgrade magazine for the past 15 years. Today, Schubach consults to individual hotels and hotel companies, and continues to write for industry trade publications and for personal pleasure. 

“I am thrilled and honored to be included in the HFTP International Hall of Fame,” Schubach said. “I’m extremely grateful for the recognition by my peers, coworkers and friends in the industry.”

“Few in our profession have the breadth of knowledge and practical experience that [Michael] has,” says Rod Jimenez, CEO of Sceptre Hospitality Resources, LLC. “his depth of understanding of the issues surrounding hospitality technology and his ability to distill proposed solutions into practical roadmaps is uncanny.”

Since 1989, over 35 individuals have received this award as a reflection of their contributions to the hospitality industry. Learn more about the other Hall of Fame inductees.




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