Mark Hindle is a principal at AHA Hotel Consulting. Prior to joining AHA, Mark was the CFO/COO for Harbaugh Hotel Management Corporation for 29 years, overseeing a portfolio that included both independent and branded properties. In this role, he implemented cost saving measures in the areas of labor, benefits, contracts, taxes, and insurance that saved the properties millions of dollars. Mark wrote the Controller’s Manual and introduced a self-audit program to establish internal control monitoring. In addition, he has extensive union labor management experience, helping to negotiate collective bargaining agreements in D.C, Dallas, Houston, San Bernardino, and Las Vegas. Lastly, he was a Trustee for the 401k/Profit Sharing Plan, Benefit Administrator for all insurance plans, Risk Manager, and Liaison to the Asset Managers.
Mark has a Bachelor of Science degree from Penn State University in Hospitality Management. He began his career with Sheraton, where he held various positions in operations and accounting. Mark successfully completed the Controller’s Training Program in Stamford, CT, then moved to the 1500 room Sheraton Washington Hotel. As Capital Project Manager for this property, he was responsible for the disbursement and tracking of multi-million-dollar projects. Mark was promoted to Assistant Controller in less than a year, overseeing a staff of thirty. After 3 years, he accepted a Controller’s position at the Washington Court Hotel with Harbaugh Hotel Management Corporation.
Mark has been a member of the professional organization HFTP since 1990. He was the DC Chapter President in 1996 and Chairman of the Board in 1996. He earned the Certified Hospitality Accounting Executive (CHAE) designation in 2002.