Patti Vadset

Senior Director, People and Culture

As Senior Director of People and Culture, Patti plays a pivotal role in our organization, overseeing the People Operations function. In her multifaceted role, Patti serves as the People and Culture Project Manager for all property openings and transitions, ensuring a seamless integration of our company’s values and culture into every aspect of our expanding organization. Additionally, she acts as a trusted People and Culture Business Partner for multiple properties, fostering a harmonious relationship between our workforce and the company’s core values. Patti is also a valuable source for HR guidance, providing expertise to our P&C Directors, Managers, Business Partners, and Coordinators while maintaining a strong focus on legal compliance and ethical practices.

Patti’s journey with Columbia Hospitality began in 1998, a time when our company comprised of just four properties. Her significant role in shaping our company’s values many years ago fills her with pride, as these values remain steadfastly upheld to this day.

Outside of her professional life, Patti has a passion for travel, gardening, and spending quality time with her family on their farm. She also enjoys antiquing adventures. Patti holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in International Business and Foreign Language and Literature, both earned from Washington State University (go Cougs!). As a native of Washington State, Patti currently resides in Poulsbo and is a devoted parent to two daughters.