HFTP Presents: 2022 Year in Review

For HFTP, the year 2022 saw the return of some of its most popular initiatives and the launch of a successful new program. It marked the bittersweet departure of some beloved HFTP leaders, and the arrival of enthusiastic individuals ready…

Get to Know Neil Foster: Your New HFTP Global Board President, 2022-2023

As the producers of the world’s largest, oldest hospitality technology conference (#HITEC), HFTP is privileged to have someone as versed in hospitality technology as its newest leader, Neil Foster, CHTP, MBA. Foster has made a multitude of strategic moves throughout…

Eight Ways to Examine and Optimize the Club Work Experience Through a Generational Lens

Written by: Heather Polivka During the HFTP 2022 Club Forum, we discussed attraction and retention of talent — a hot topic in hospitality, in general. Our conversation covered two themes; the generational shift in the workforce, and looking at our work…

New Proposed Independent Contractor Classification Rule for U.S. Clubs

Written by: Brad Steele, J.D. As expected, the Biden Administration finally issued its long-awaited Independent Contractor (IC) Classification Rule. As expected, the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) proposed rule brings back the six-factor “economic realities test” established under the Obama…

2022 HFTP Paragon Award Daniel Conti

HFTP 2022 Paragon Award Recipient Daniel Conti, Jr., CHAE+ — Association and Industry Mentor

This month at the 2022 HFTP Annual Convention, HFTP Global Past President Daniel N. Conti, Jr., CHAE+  will be honored as the 2022 Paragon Award recipient. He was selected for his unwavering support of the association and substantial knowledge-sharing contributions…

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…

Security Alert: Be Proactive and Vigilant In Your Cybersecurity Defense

By: HFTP CEO Frank Wolfe, CAE, FIH The recent conflict between Russia and Ukraine has prompted a new security alert from the United States Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). The agency is encouraging U.S. organizations to proactively fortify their…

A Study on Hospitality Leadership Inclusion: Read the Executive Summary

Research by: Michelle Russen, Ph.D. candidate Workplace exclusion, otherwise known as ostracism, has been found to be related to several negative outcomes in hospitality, such as increased burnout, increased counterproductive work behaviors, reduced self-esteem, and decreased thriving at work. The…

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…