•  Chief People Officer - Patti Simpson

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Patti Simpson

Chief People Officer


Patti Simpson is the Chief People Officer of Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG) and oversees all Human Resource operations. In her role, Patti implements key systems and benefits that align with USHG’s Family Values (excellence, hospitality, entrepreneurial spirit, and integrity) to further enhance USHG’s philosophy of Enlightened Hospitality, the belief that putting employees first is the key to running a meaningful and sustainable business.


Patti joins USHG with a deeply rooted background in HR, where she has led HR operations for various domestic and international foodservice brands such as TGI Fridays, Ignite Restaurant Group (Joe’s Crab Shack, Brick House Tavern + Tap), Au Bon Pain, and most recently Ruby Tuesday.


Having grown up in Wayne, Pennsylvania, a small town outside of Philadelphia, Patti holds a bachelor’s degree in special education from Cabrini College and is certified by the HRCI (Human Resource Certification Institute), SPHR (Senior Professional in Human Resources), as well as SHRM – SCP (Society for Human Resource Management – Senior Certified Professional).