Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) Announces CHTP of the Year

  • Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP)
  • 04.29.13
This year, HFTP has selected Mainsail Lodging & Development's director of information technology, Tom Stoffo, CHTP, as the 2013 Certified Hospitality Technology Professional of the Year.

Mainsail Lodging & Development’s Director of IT Earns ‘2013 CHTP of the Year’ Award

Mainsail Lodging & Development is proud to announce that Tom Stoffo, CHTP, director of information technology, has been honored by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) as the 2013 Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP) of the Year.

Now in its 16th year, the award honors the individual who scored highest on the CHTP certification exam during the April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2013 time period. Stoffo will accept the award during the opening session of the 2013 Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®) on Monday, June 24 in Minneapolis, Minn.

“We’re honored to have Tom representing Mainsail Lodging & Development at HITEC® this year and are proud of his achievements,” said Joe Collier, president of Mainsail Lodging & Development. “His skills are in invaluable asset to Mainsail and our portfolio.”

At Mainsail Lodging & Development, Stoffo oversees the information systems for the corporate entity, Mainsail Lodging & Development, as well as their properties, including Mainsail Suites and Conference Center, Execustay, Mainsail Beach Inn and Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina. He is also currently creating the information systems for Epicurean, the new Autograph Collection® culinary-focused hotel in Tampa, Fla., including smart rooms, energy efficient rooms and state-of-the-art audio visual systems.

Developed jointly by HFTP and the Educational Institute (EI) of the American Hotel & 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 250 professionals have earned the CHTP designation around the world.




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