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HUGO MORENO
Senior Director, People & Culture

Hugo Moreno

Hugo Moreno joined Columbia Hospitality in 2019 with an impressive resume in human resources (HR). As the Senior Director of People and Culture, Hugo provides direction and support for engagement initiatives, service excellence, talent acquisition and retention, work place culture and benefits. His passion for employee relations guides his interactions with his 11-member team as well as with Columbia Hospitality's properties.

Prior to joining Columbia Hospitality, Hugo was Director of HR at the MOD Pizza Support Center where he led the People Support Team for over 400 stores and 7000-plus employees. He also held HR positions with Two Roads Hospitality as the Area Director of People, Levy Restaurants at Century Link Field, home of the Seattle Seahawks and Seattle Sounders and Sage Hospitality - Hugo's HR career spans over 15 years.

A bilingual hospitality professional, Hugo earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Guadalajara in Mexico, as well as a Masters in HR Management from National University in San Diego. When he's not in the office, he spends time with family and he loves to travel.

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