Letter from HFTP Global President Mark Pate

Thank You for the Momentous Two Years

By: Mark Pate Sr., CHAE, CHTP, MBA, HFTP Global President What an experience these past two years have been serving as HFTP Global President. There are so many adjectives to describe this unique epoch within HFTP’s 70-year history — challenging,…

Letter from HFTP Global President Mark Pate

Join Your Fellow Hospitality Professionals Online in New HFTP Community Groups

By: Mark Pate Sr., CHAE, CHTP, MBA, HFTP Global President Are you looking for that next role to take your career upwards where you want it to go – or perhaps seeking to fill a crucial role at your company…

HFTP Inaugural Leadership Excellence Series Has Launched to Great Success: An Update

Written by: Agnes DeFranco, Ed.D., CHAE, CHE, CHIA, CAHTA It’s a book club! It’s a webinar! It’s a virtual forum! It’s the HFTP 2022 Leadership Excellence Series (LES), a new offering of HFTP to its members. President John F. Kennedy…

Letter from HFTP Global President Mark Pate

Letter from the HFTP Global President: We Need Brave Leaders to Guide Us in this New Hospitality Landscape

By: Mark Pate, Sr., CHAE, CHTP, MBA | HFTP Global President As we venture into 2022 that so many in the hospitality industry have pinned their dreams as the year that things return to normal, one of the most important…

Letter from HFTP Global President Mark Pate

Letter from the HFTP Global President: Continued Success at HFTP Based in Collaboration, Leadership and Perseverance

This blog post is based on Mark Pate’s Welcome Message and President’s Report during the HFTP 2021 Annual Business Meeting, which streamed online to the public on Wednesday, October 20, 2021. Did you miss the live streaming? Watch the recorded…

Letter from HFTP Global President Mark Pate

Advice and Opportunities for Young Professionals: From the HFTP Global President and HFTP YP Council

Written by: Mark Pate Sr., CHAE, CHTP, MBA If you were asked, “what is a young professional (YP)?”, what would you say? According to Google, it is a young person, in their 20s and 30s, who is employed in a profession…

How Local HFTP Chapters Have Persevered in 2021

Written by: Mark Pate Sr., CHAE, CHTP, MBA Have you ever heard the old saying “If you haven’t been to a HFTP chapter meeting lately, you haven’t been to a HFTP chapter meeting”? In case you didn’t know, I just made…

Letter from HFTP Global President Mark Pate

The HFTP Global Board Has Exciting News for 2021: Read All About It

Written by: Mark Pate Sr., CHAE, CHTP, MBA By now, most of you have heard of the winter storm to hit Texas last month, devastating in many ways. Fortunately, our amazing Austin, Texas-based staff all came out of it relatively unscathed,…

Letter from HFTP Global President Mark Pate

Set Your Professional Goals for 2021: Learn, Engage and Become a Leader

Written by: Mark Pate Sr., CHAE, CHTP, MBA Okay – raise your hand if there were times in this last year you had had enough or hit a challenge that you knew was impossible to overcome – Believe me, my hand…

Letter from HFTP Global President Mark Pate

I Am Grateful To Be Global President and Amazed by Our Members

Written by: Mark Pate Sr., CHAE, CHTP, MBA I don’t think I can adequately express how exciting last week was to me —the first-ever CYBER HITEC. I was amazed by the keynote speakers, the phenomenal education sessions, the high-tech booths…