Industry Update
Appointment18 March 2019

Lucinda Hart

Named Executive Director
At The Foundation of HFTP in Austin - TX, USA

Lucinda HartIt was announced today by Frank Wolfe, CAE, Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) Chief Executive Officer that later this year, pending United States Internal Revenue Service approval, it will finalize its creation of a new organization to conduct research and award scholarships..The Foundation of HFTP. As the new newly-established philanthropic arm of Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), the HFTP Foundation assists HFTP to secure nonprofit funding for hospitality and travel industry-related research, educational projects and scholarships. The HFTP Foundation oversees the three HFTP Research Centers - Americas, Asia and the Middle East. Along with the announcement, Wolfe indicated he has chosen Lucinda Hart, CAE, MBA, as its new Executive Director and shared the following: This week marks the 25th anniversary of the second longest tenure of any staff member in our history: Lucinda Hart, CAE, MBA, HFTP's chief operations officer and soon to be full-time Executive Director of HFTP's foundation. Here is a little bit of her story, and as I tell it, those of you who know her will recognize how much of a key ingredient she has been that makes up HFTP's success.

Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP)

HFTP is the professional non profit association for financial and IT personnel working in hotels, resorts, clubs, casinos, restaurants, and other hospitality-related businesses. The association provides continuing education and networking opportunities thousands of members and stakeholders globally.
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