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…

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 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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

HFTP Global President Update: Reflection on Leadership in Crisis

The year 2020 has been a difficult one – not least for those in leadership who have had to bear the weight of tough, quick-thinking decisions. HFTP Global President Michael Levie, CHTP found himself in the unique position of leading…

Letter from the HFTP Global President: A Look at the Past Six Months

Written by: Michael Levie, CHTP Dear HFTP colleagues, In just a few short months, our world has changed from a strong and steady economy, solid revenues and overall happiness to great concerns for our health and well-being, a deep recession…