Frank I. Wolfe, CAE, FIH
HFTP CEO, Speaker


Frank Wolfe, CAE, FIH 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 CEOs 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 and The Boardroom magazinesHe has been featured in association, conference and industry publications including Convene magazine, Association Management magazine, MeetingTech Online, CIO Review and Hospitality Upgrade magazine. He has appeared on several television network interviews and programs including CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC, TVAsia and Bloomberg. He received CV Magazine's 2019 Corporate Excellence Award for "Most Influential CEO of the Year — Hospitality Finance and Technology."

Wolfe's current and 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 Association Management on topics including association law, finance and technology.

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
October 2010

Paragon Award
Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP)

“75 Profiles in Leadership"
Lodging Magazine

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

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