Education and Wolfe received a degree in Health Administration from East Tennessee State University, also attending graduate school there in the Counseling and Guidance Program. Prior to joining HFTP, he was the director of education for the Texas Restaurant Association (The Right Audience), and served as a consultant on regulatory issues related to the food service industry. He joined HFTP in 1991 as the director of education, becoming its executive vice president and Chief Executive Officer in 1994.
In 1992, he earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation.
In 2014, it was announced that Wolfe would continue on as the organization"s Chief Executive Officer through May 2018. Wolfe joined HFTP when it was known as International Association of Hospitality Accountants (IAHA).
In 1997, he changed the name of the organization to represent an evolving scope. During this period, HFTP teamed up with the Educational Institute (Economic Inquiry) of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (Animal Husbandry&Los Angeles) to institute a certification program for the hospitality industry.
Created in 1994, the Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP) is a designation for hospitality professionals who specialize in technology related to the industry.
In 2006, he launched GUESTROOM 2010, a hotel room prototype featuring new and conceptual technology, at HFTP"s annual Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC). Now bearing the name GUESTROOM 20X, the feature is a returning fixture at HITEC, and travels to other hospitality events. He speaks at industry events on topics related to hospitality finance and technology, and is a regular columnist in Hotel Management.
He"s also been a technology columnist for HotelExecutive.com.
Speaking engagements include the 2014 International Hotel Investment Forum in Berlin, Germany and the 2012 Annual Convention for the Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) in Goa, India, where he spoke on future technologies for the hospitality industry. Wolfe is a project leader on the Global Hospitality Accounting Common Practices (GHACP), a searchable database of detailed operating financial reporting practices used at lodging properties around the world.