Meet Our Board of Directors


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Angie Abston, CPA
President

Angie is Vice President of Central Accounting for Aimbridge Hospitality, one of the nation's leading independent hotel investment and management firms. At Aimbridge, she oversees central accounting staff who handle the individual hotel properties. Angie has been in the hospitality industry since 2001 and in accounting for 25+ years. Her experience includes select service, full service, and boutique hotels; resorts; retail; multifamily; general contracting and home building. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from LeTourneau University, graduating Summa Cum Laude, and her Master of Accounting and Finance Management from Keller Graduate School of Management. She enjoys live music, movies, reading, working out and watching NFL.



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Jeff Britain
Vice President

Jeff is a professor at the University of North Texas in the hospitality department, where he has taught for more than five years. He has been in the hospitality world for over 20 years in either a managing, ownership, or teaching roll. Jeff received his undergraduate degree in political science from the University of North Texas and his MBA from Clemson University. He enjoys music and traveling.



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Jackie Person
Treasurer

Jackie  is the Vice President of Business Services at Centrada Solutions where she oversees the accounting department and general business services. Jackie has been in the hospitality industry for over 25 years working in various accounting positions in Dallas and Houston.  She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Texas.  She also enjoys traveling and attending games for the local sports teams.




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Tina Newberry
Secretary

Tina is a Vice President of Central Accounting for Aimbridge Hospitality, which is the leading, global, third-party hotel management company. At Aimbridge, she leads a central accounting team, who handles the accounting services for over 175 properties. In addition, Tina guides the WLEAD (Women’s Leadership Empowerment and Development) Communications Committee, which assists women at Aimbridge to communicate and achieve their professional career goals. Tina has thrived in the hospitality industry for over 20 years at various properties as well as multiple management companies. Her accounting experiences include hotels and resorts; retail; manufacturing; banking and public accounting. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of New Orleans and is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas. In her spare time, she enjoys family time, traveling, art, and movies.



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Carl Arnold, C.H.T.P.
Director

Carl is a Chapter Director.




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Steven Woodward
Director

Steve is a Chapter Director and is responsible for the Chapter Website. He is the President and Co-Founder of Centrada Solutions: A Hospitality IT Company which supplies outsourced IT Resources and Services to more than 1,500 Hotels and Hotel Management Companies across the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean. Steve began his hospitality career over 25 years ago as a Front Desk Agent at a resort in Scottsdale, AZ. During the first half of his career, he worked in hotels and was the General Manager at several Wyndham properties throughout the country. In 1998 he accepted the position of Vice President of Distribution Technology for Wyndham International. He held that position until 2005 when he left to found Centrada.




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Katelyn Smith
Director

Katelyn is a Finance Manager in Training at the Four Seasons Dallas at Las Colinas. She is a recent graduate of the Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire. She graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Hospitality Management with an Event Management concentration and minors in both Communication and Tourism Management. In her time at UNH she served as President of the HFTP Student chapter and was able to bring four students to the 2017 Annual Convention in Orlando, FL.




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