Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®), will honor Shareef Fahmy, CHAE, CHTP as the 2019 Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP®) of the Year recipient during HITEC Minneapolis this June. The CHTP of the Year award honors the individual that scored the highest on the CHTP certification exam within a given year. HITEC Minneapolis will take place June 17-20, 2019 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA.
Fahmy is the assistant director of finance for the Portola Hotel & Spa in Monterey, California. He was also the recipient of the 2013 Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE®) of the Year award. Fahmy serves on Global HFTP councils and co-founded the local chapter in Monterey, where he has served as its presidents for two terms and helped the chapter win two Chapter of the Year awards.
“I am proud to represent my hotel and HFTP, two organizations that have given so much to me,” says Fahmy. “I will continue to do what I can to give back and support the community that has supported me, including promoting HFTP’s education and certification programs.”
Developed jointly by HFTP and the Educational Institute (EI) of the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AH&LA), the CHTP designation is the ultimate achievement in hospitality information technology by showing a dedication to both the hospitality and technology industries. The CHTP exam was first given in 1994 at HITEC in Dallas, Texas USA. Since then, more than 400 professionals have earned the CHTP designation around the world. HFTP also administers the examination and awards the Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE®) industry designation.
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. Active certificants have reported higher salaries and various career advancement opportunities. Becoming certified indicates and individual’s commitment to professionalism, continuing education and their chosen career path.