Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG) on Wednesday announced the promotion of Patti Hoban Simpson from chief people officer to chief administrative officer. Simpson will use her experience to “further USHG’s culture of Enlightened Hospitality,” according to a release.
“We knew Patti was a brilliant people professional when we were fortunate enough to bring her to USHG just before the pandemic began,” said USHG founder Danny Meyer. “What we may not have known was that she’d have the agility to rebuild our team — nearly from the ground up — with more exceptional talent and diversity than ever. Patti is a collaborative business partner, wholly dedicated to serving her teams, and I’m confident she’ll continue to do big, important things in her expanded role as chief administrative officer.”
Prior to joining USHG, Simpson led human resource operations for TGI Fridays, Ignite Restaurant Group (parent to Joe’s Crab Shack and Brick House Tavern + Tap), Au Bon Pain, and Ruby Tuesday.
USHG already announced some major C-suite news this week, when Chip Wade was promoted from COO and president to CEO, effective September 6, replacing Meyer.
“Patti is a compassionate leader who genuinely cares about all USHG employees,” said Wade. “This promotion and expanded role recognize her dedication, commitment to excellence, and experience as an operational leader. Patti is, and has been, a valuable thought partner and I know she will continue to contribute in meaningful ways that enable us to extend Enlightened Hospitality.”