Rosen Professor Honored by HFTP

Rosen College Professor Kris S. Shoemaker, CMA, CGFO, CHAE, CHTP, CPFIM was selected as a 2016 Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) Paragon Award recipient for his unwavering support of HFTP, and substantial contributions to increase knowledge sharing and promote growth in the hospitality industry at large.  Shoemaker, along with Raman (R.P) Rama B. Com, CHA Emeritus, CHTP, CHAE, was honored at the Hospitality Finance and Technology Professionals (HFTP) 2016 Annual Conference in Las Vegas, which was held October 19-21, 2016. Shoemaker joined HFTP in 1999, and has been a very active member.

“It is a great privilege to receive the HFTP Paragon Award,” said Shoemaker. “To be considered along with John Cahill, CHTP, CHA; Stephen M. LeBruto, CHAE+, CPA, Ed.D.; Agnes DeFranco, CHAE,Ed.D.; and other past recipients is truly an honor. This is the pinnacle of recognition that my peers could ever have bestowed upon me, I am grateful and humbled to receive such a prestigious award.”

When he’s not teaching the hospitality finance to our students, Shoemaker is the deputy director at the Orange County Convention Center, overseeing the contract administration, budgeting and payroll functions, financial administration, risk management, human resources, facility operations and capital improvement programs for the Center.

— (October 21, 2016)