New CHAE and CHTP Designees: Quarterly Update (Nov. 2018 – Feb. 2019)

11 March 2019
  • Congratulations, New CHAE and CHTP Designees


The following individuals passed the exam for the Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE®) and the Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP)Click here to learn more about HFTP's certification programs.

New Designees

November 2018:

  • Susan Black, CHAE · Director of Finance · Wyndham Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek · USA
  • Robert Krueger, CHAE · Director of Finance · Transition · USA
  • Dennis Villegas, CHAE · Revenue Audit Manager · Rosen Hotels & Resorts · USA
  • Alicia White, CHAE · Controller · HRT Solutions · USA
  • Max Starkov, CHTP · Founder and Director · HEBS Digital · USA

December 2018:

  • Karim Mahmoud Abdel Halim, CHAE · Financial Controller · Corp Hotel · Saudi Arabia
  • Scott der Boghhossian, CHAE · Supervisor · Condon O'Meara Ginty & Donnelly · USA
  • Debbie Formica, CHAE · Assistant Controller · The Club at Mediterra · USA

January 2019:

  • Emily Contardi, CHAE · Controller · Spring Lake Golf Club · USA
  • Ke (Freemen) Deng, CHAE · Director of Operations · Jinmao Hotel · China
  • Indika Ranasinghe, CHAE · Financial Controller · Sunny Hospitality Management · USA
  • Christopher Skaggs, CHAE · Assistant Controller · Hotel Valley Ho · USA
  • Runhong (Renee) Zhang, CHAE · Director of Finance · Jinmao Hotel Management · China

February 2019:

  • Angela Lee, CHAE · Accounting Manager · Terranea Resort · USA

Why Get Certified?

Elevate your professionalism and demonstrate superior industry performance. Active certificants have reported higher salaries and various career advancement opportunities. Becoming certified indicates that you are committed to professionalism, continuing education and your chosen career path. HFTP offers the only designations for finance and technology professionals who are working in the hospitality industry. How HFTP Certification Can Advance Your Career>

Certification Advisory Program (CAP)

HFTP launched the Certification Advisory Program (CAP) to assist CHAE and CHTP certification applicants in achieving their HFTP certification designation. The program brings together both candidates and advisors, who will help and support candidates in one-to-one interactions, as a supplemental review option for the certification exams. Learn More>

About HFTP Certifications

HFTP administers the examination and awards the certification for the Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE) and the Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP) designations. HFTP's certification programs are globally recognized for setting industry standards for hospitality finance and technology. Qualification for the exams is based on level of education and experience in the industry. Student programs are also available. Find out how to apply as well as exam information, study guides, check lists and much more by visiting HFTP's website at (click "Career Development" at the top).


For questions or more information on HFTP's certification programs, contact HFTP Certification Manager Robin Bogdon at or +1 (512) 220-4021.

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Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP)

6500 River Place Blvd Building 2, Suite 101
Austin, TX 78730
United States
Phone: +1 (512) 249-5333

Robin Bogdon

HFTP Certification Manager
Phone: +1 (512) 220-4021