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The new HFTP Global Board was installed last month during the association’s 2016 Annual Convention​

AUSTIN, TEXAS, USA (November 7, 2016) — The 2016-2017 Global Executive Committee and Board of Directors for Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) have officially begun their term. The association leaders represent a wide variety of segments within the hospitality industry, including: clubs, consulting, hotels, finance, technology and more. The HFTP Global Executive Committee and Board of Directors volunteer their time and professional expertise to help guide and progress the association to the forefront of the industry as it carries out its strategic plan.

Under the vision of its Board of Directors, HFTP is able to expand its global reach and address the needs of the hospitality industry at large. In the coming year, the global nonprofit will further expand its educational opportunities via the premier HITEC® Amsterdam and HITEC Dubai events. The association will continue to promote its new information-based website portfolio: HITEC Bytes, HFTP Club Bytes, HFTP Finance Bytes and HFTP News.

"I came from outside the industry, and it wasn't until I got involved with HFTP that I really saw the human component of hospitality," said HFTP Global President Lyle Worthington, CHTP. "Through HFTP's global conferences I learned that it is the people inside of hospitality that make hospitality. I am humbled and proud to serve as the 2016-2017 HFTP Global President, and look forward to another successful year for our association."

The 2016-2017 Global Executive Committee members include:

The 2016-2017 Global Board of Directors include:

"HFTP's Global Board is truly one-of-a-kind," said HFTP CEO Frank Wolfe, CAE. "Our association leaders have an excellent reputation for supporting projects and coalitions that affect positive developments in our industry. Thank you to everyone who has volunteered their time and energy to help HFTP remain a leading global educator for hospitality professionals worldwide."

For more information on HFTP leadership and leadership opportunities, contact HFTP Executive Services Administrator Connie Hong at or +1 (512) 220-4022.

Stay tuned to HFTP's main webpages: HFTP/HITEC®; the world's first hospitality-specific search engine: PineappleSearch – mobile app available via iTunes App Store and Google Play; HFTP's official blog: HFTP Connect; HFTP's industry-specific, informational news sites: HITEC Bytes (technology), HFTP Club Bytes (club), HFTP Finance Bytes (finance) and HFTP News (association); and HFTP's social media sites: Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter (@HFTP), Instagram (HFTP_HITEC), YouTube and Flickr for the latest updates.

About HFTP

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) is a global nonprofit hospitality association, headquartered in Austin, Texas, USA, that uniquely understands the industry's problems. HFTP has about 5,200 members and several thousand stakeholders across the globe. HFTP assists its members in finding solutions to industry problems more efficiently than any organization via its expert networks, research, conferences such as HITEC and certification programs. HFTP also owns the world's only hospitality specific search engine, HFTP is recognized as the spokes group for the finance and technology segment of the hospitality industry. For more information about HFTP, e-mail

Contact: Jessica Blankenship

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