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Frank I. Wolfe to Remain HFTP's Executive Vice President/CEO
through March 2009
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Austin, Texas; March 17, 2006 - Hospitality Financial and Technology Professional's (HFTP®) International President Ralph Miller, CA, CBV, CHA, CHAE, announced today that Frank I. Wolfe, CAE, has accepted an offer to remain at the helm of the association's management. Wolfe will continue as HFTP's executive vice president/CEO through March 2009, a job he has held since 1994.

"Frank Wolfe is a well-known leader in the hospitality industry and has been a fundamental figure to the associationís growth and success during his tenure," said Miller. "The HFTP Board and I see Frank as an important element to HFTPís new stage of development, global expansion."

During Wolfe's tenure, the association has experienced tremendous growth in its educational programs, membership and certification programs. In addition to the expansion of the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC®) and the development of GUESTROOM 2010, Wolfe has been crucial to the associationís worldwide brand expansion. In October of 2002, during the associationís 50th anniversary convention, Wolfe was presented the HFTP Paragon Award, for his contributions to both HFTP and to the hospitality industry.

Wolfe is a graduate of East Tennessee State University where he received a degree in Health Administration and later attended graduate school there in the Counseling and Guidance Program. In 1992, he was awarded the Certified Association Executive designation (CAE), which is the association industry's highest designation. 

In August 2000, Wolfe was honored by Lodging magazine by being included in the "75 Profiles in Leadership" edition, a whoís who of 75 individuals who have made major contributions to the hospitality industry. 

Wolfe is a member of the American Society of Association Executives and the International Association of Exhibition Managers (IAEM). He has served on the Texas Society of Association Executives board of directors. Currently Wolfe is an exchange director on the board of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, is on the Hospitality Technology Curriculum Advisory Committee for the University of Delaware and is on the board of directors for the Conrad N. Hilton College at the University of Houston. He has been an instructor for the Academy of Association Management and has presented a number of seminars to other association groups. 

About HFTP (www.hftp.org):
Based in Austin, Texas, HFTP is the professional association for financial and technology personnel working in hotels, resorts, clubs, casinos, restaurants and other hospitality-related businesses. The association provides continuing education and networking opportunities to more than 4,600 members around the world, and produces the premiere hospitality technology show HITEC. HFTP also administers the examination and awards the certification for the Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE) and the Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP) designations. HFTP was founded in 1952 as the National Association of Hotel Accountants.

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Contact:

 Eliza R. Selig
Director of Communications
(800) 646-4387
001 (512) 249-5333 x23
Fax: 001 (512) 249-1533
www.hftp.org

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Also See: HFTP's Board of Directors Considering a HITEC Europe as Early as Februay 2007 / March 2006
A Record-breaking 769 Registrations at HFTP's 2005 Annual Convention & Tradeshow in Myrtle Beach, SC / November 2005

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