K-State hires conference program director

By The Mercury

After 30 plus years in the corporate market, Jeff Wolfe has accepted the position of director of conferences and noncredit programs for Kansas State University’s Division of Continuing Education. Wolfe began the position at the start of fall semester.

The conferences and noncredit programs office provides conference and event planning for the university as well as outside companies and corporations around the nation. Each year it coordinates more than 120 programs spanning local, regional, national and international audiences.

Originally from Syracuse, N.Y., Wolfe graduated from Syracuse University’s School of Management with a degree in human resources. He began his career in the hospitality industry working as a reservation agent and supervisor for American Airlines before becoming an account manager for the airline service. He then became the vice president of sales for a large travel agency, developing corporate travel services and group travel for the local business community.

In 1982, Wolfe founded Executive Meetings & Incentives, a meeting planning and incentive marketing company in northern New Jersey. In 2001, he moved to South Florida and founded Conference Partners, his second meeting and incentive company, where he worked closely with insurance clients while assisting them with a strategic meetings management program.

One of Wolfe’s goals as director is to help his team of event coordinators and registration staff challenge themselves to try new things. This helps keep the university at the forefront when it comes to conference planning.

Wolfe’s main vision for conference services is to continue building the university’s brand while increasing awareness about the services his team can provide to the campus.

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