Chip Wade, Patti Simpson of Union Square Hospitality Group join panel on diversity and inclusion at Restaurants Rise powered by MUFSOArticle published on Oct 6, 2020 in

Restaurants Rise powered by MUFSO begins Tuesday, Oct. 6, and new panelists have been announced.

Two new speakers have been added to Dr. James H. Pogue II’s panel on diversity and inclusion. Chip Wade, president of Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG), and Patti Simpson, chief people officer of USHG, will join Pogue.

Wade is responsible for enhancing and evolving the company’s culture, driving a greater experience for guests, and bolstering the revenue and profitability of businesses at USHG. Previously, he served as an executive at Red Lobster and TGI Friday’s.

Simpson’s duties include implementing key systems and benefits that align with USHG’s family values (excellence, hospitality, entrepreneurial spirit, and integrity). These enhance USHG’s philosophy of enlightened hospitality, which it defines as the belief that putting employees first is the key to running a meaningful and sustainable business. She was previously an executive at TGI Friday’s, Ruby Tuesday and Au Bon Pain.


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