Frank I. Wolfe, CAE
HFTP CEO, Speaker

Biography

Frank Wolfe, CAE joined Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP®) in March 1991 as the association's director of education. He became executive vice president/CEO of HFTP in 1994, and at that time was one of the youngest association CEO's in North America. As HFTP’s CEO, Wolfe oversees the association’s operations, as well as represents the association worldwide at industry events, on industry boards and committees and via the news media.

As the spokesperson for HFTP, Wolfe frequently speaks on hospitality finance, technology, social media and travel issues to varied audiences and has presented in more than 25 countries. He is also a regular columnist for Hotel Management magazine – "Tech Watch" is Wolfe's monthly column. He has been featured in association, conference and industry publications including Convene magazine, Association Management magazine, MeetingTech Online and Hospitality Upgrade magazine. He has appeared on several television network interviews and programs including CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC, TVAsia and Bloomberg.

Wolfe's current & previous director positions include: International Hotel & Restaurant Association; American Hotel & Lodging Association; Dean’s Advisory Board at Hilton College - University of Houston; Texas Society of Association Executives. Wolfe's been an instructor for the Academy of Assn. Management on topics including assn. law, finance & technology.

Feature Articles

Are Guests More Willing to Share Personal Info on Hotel Apps?
Hotel Management Magazine
August 6, 2015

Tech execs talk the future and disruptors at HITEC 2015
Hotel Management Magazine
June 15, 2015

Speed, Security Top Concerns for Hoteliers
Hotel Management Magazine
May 9, 2014

 
Broadband Infrastructure Faces Trouble Keeping Up With Consumer Demand
Hotel Management Magazine
May 9, 2014

How Hotels Can Keep Bandwidth High
Hotel Management Magazine
April 8, 2014

What's Ailing U.S. Broadband?
Hotel Management Magazine
April 3, 2014

Honors, Awards & Certifications

25 Years of Excellence
Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP)
March 2016

CEO of the Year, Texas
Acquisition International
February 2016

Champion of IT Education Award
International Hospitality Information Technology Association (iHITA) 
June 2013

International Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame
Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP)
June 2011

"Technology Trailblazer"
Hotel Business Magazine
June 2010  

 
Exclusive Cover Story Interview
BOARDROOM Magazine
October 2010

Paragon Award
Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP)
2002

“75 Profiles in Leadership"
Lodging Magazine
2000

Certified Association Executive Designation (CAE)
American Society of Association Executives
1992