Frank Wolfe, Hospitality Financial & Technology Professional's (HFTP) CEO, began in 1994 and at that time was one of the youngest association CEOs in North America.Wolfe is a graduate of East TN State University where he received a degree in Health Admin. and attended graduate school there in the Counseling and Guidance Program. In 1992, he was awarded the Certified Association Executive Designation (CAE). In 2000, Wolfe was honored by Lodging Magazine by being included in the “75 Profiles in Leadership” edition, a who’s who of individuals who major contributions to the industry. In 2002, Wolfe received the HFTP Paragon Award for significant contributions to HFTP and the hospitality industry. Wolfe frequently speaks on hospitality finance, technology, social media and travel issues to varied audiences and has presented in more than 25 countries. He has been featured in association, conference, & industry publications including Convene Magazine, Association Management Magazine, MeetingTech Online, and Hospitality Upgrade Magazine. In June 2010 he was recognized as a "Technology Trailblazer" by Hotel Business Magazine and in October 2010 was featured by BOARDROOM Magazine in an exclusive cover story interview. He has appeared on several television network interviews and programs including CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC, TVAsia, and Bloomberg. Current & previous Director positions include International Hotel & Restaurant Association, American Hotel & Lodging Association, Dean’s Advisory Board at Hilton College - University of Houston, and Texas Society of Association Executives. He's been an instructor for the Academy of Assn. Management on topics including assn law, finance & technology. He is the 2011 Inductee into the International Hospitality Technology Hall of Fame. He is married to Emily, an intellectual property rights paralegal, with whom he recently co-authored an article on I.P. in Assn. Mgmt.Mag .TECH WATCH is his monthly column in Hotel Management Magazine.