Joseph Bove (Joe) was born and raised in Rockford, Illinois. He has been a member of SWIFTT since 1998. He was first elected President in 2003 and continues to serve the board in this position today. Joe has been in the automotive repair business since 1963, and is President of Bove's Auto Truck Service, LLC, a Southwest Rockford business.
He is a former President of the Independent Garage Owners Association, ASC & ASA. He also served as Vice President of the State Association. Joe is a past President of the St. Anthony Parish Council, St. Anthony Holy Name Society, and is still active on committees.
Joe was inducted into the Italian Hall of Fame in 2010.
He is a past President of Rock Valley Heritage Kiwanis, and in 1989, was one of the original founders and President of the Heritage Kiwanis Club.
Joe has been married to his wife, Jeanne, for 42 years. Together, they raised five children. They have ten grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.