As EVP, Yogi focuses on Columbia’s growth in larger-scale and branded hotel and resort properties.
Yogi’s background includes President and CEO of Coastal Hotels and COO at Noble House. There, he created a “culture of excellence”. Yogi also held senior management positions with Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and ITT Sheraton, including Vice President of Operations – Washington and Oregon and General Manager of the Seattle Sheraton and the Sheraton Tucson El Conquistador Resort.
Yogi is a former Executive Committee member of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce, Visit Seattle board member, Chairman of the Downtown Seattle Association, Board of Governors for King County Boys and Girls Club, and past President of the 101 Club of the Washington Athletic Club.
Yogi is a graduate of Indiana University with a degree in Urban and Regional Development. He is married to his wife of 39 years. They have three sons and four grandchildren. He loves to fish and golf, both taking him on global adventures. Yogi has a supernatural ability to relate to all people and the best word to describe Yogi is: knowledgeable.