Every year, we choose one of our outstanding team members as the Leader of the Year. When selecting someone for this award, we look for a candidate who truly understands and executes service, presence, hospitality, communication; a leader who meets goals, retains top performing employees, inspires others; and someone with a strong commitment to our company culture, our people, and our business.
This year, we are privileged to honor to Lee Spector, the General Manager of our Cedar Hills location! Lee has worked hard to develop a thriving business delivering excellent customer service, all while leading and developing his team of all stars.
As the winner of this award, Lee ’s name is now on the Leader of the Year plaque at Pastini Headquarters. He also received an embroidered Pastini Marmot jacket, four tickets to a Winterhawks game (Portland’s local hockey team), a cruise and an extra week of paid vacation!
Here’s what some of the team members at Pastini Cedar Hills had to say about Lee:
“He always asks for our opinions and tries to get us involved and feel like part of the team.” – Brittney, Server
“He has great leadership while still remaining approachable to anyone on the team. A serious work ethic mixed with a great sense of humor. What a combo!” – Jacob, Server
“Whether it is support on the floor, cage runs, or trying out a new idea, Lee is always on board to help better the team. Also, he thankful-lee accepts us for who we are, puns and all.” – Nikki, Assistant General Manager
Lee grew up in the suburbs of Washington DC and moved to Portland in 1992. He’s worked in the hospitality industry since he was 15 years old! In his spare time, Lee loves to play (and watch!) ice hockey and listen to as much Bruce Springsteen as possible – he’s seen Springsteen in concert over 70 times! He has two sons, the older of which is attending the University of Oregon and studying Environmental Science. His younger son also plans to attend the U of O after graduation. He joined Pastini in 2015 and we are so glad to have him on our team. His leadership, compassion and humor are an inspiration to all of us here at Pastini.