HFTP Seeking Nominations for Paragon Award
Past winners include Alice Banks, CHAE (1999); Henry "Buddy" Weeks, CHAE (1999); Frank Santos, CHAE, CHA (2000); Katherine Cavanagh, CHAE (2001); Raymond Schmidgall, Ph.D., CPA, CHAE (2002); Frank Wolfe, CAE (2002); Len Bartello, CPA, CHAE, CHTP (2003); John J. Cahill, CHA, CHTP (2004); Wendy Zurstadt, CPA, CHAE, CHTP (2005); Richard Braa, CHAE (2006); Robert Patasnick, CPA (2007); and George Glazer (2008).
Paragon Award nominees can be HFTP members; representatives of industry-related associations, societies, trade publications; or leaders from hospitality businesses, educational institutions and other related disciplines. To be eligible for selection, an individual must first be nominated by someone who has worked with or is familiar with the nominated individual’s work. The nomination must then be seconded and accompanied by three supporting letters of recommendation. No more than two of the nominators/recommendation writers can be from the same employer, association (other than HFTP) or educational institution.
The Paragon Award nomination form is available on the HFTP web site and is due to the HFTP Global office by August 7. A panel of industry experts selects the award winner(s), who will be recognized at the 2009 HFTP Annual Convention & Tradeshow.
Online registration is now available for the Annual Convention & Tradeshow being held September 16-19 at the Green Valley Ranch Resort in Las Vegas, Nev. The convention offers attendees a way to find cost-effective solutions to their current work challenges, stay informed on the hottest industry topics, expand their network, increase their professional value and become empowered.
For more information about nominating an individual for the Paragon Award, contact the HFTP Membership Department at (800) 646-4387 or +1 (512) 249-5333 x19, or by e-mail at email@example.com.
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