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A look at Buffalo Wild Wings CEO Sally Smith

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Posted: Jul 28, 2011 12:49 PM
A look at Buffalo Wild Wings CEO Sally Smith

NAME: Sally Smith

WHO SHE IS: CEO of Buffalo Wild Wings Inc., a Minneapolis-based restaurant chain with about 750 locations nationwide and one in Canada.

HOMETOWN: Grand Forks, N.D.

EDUCATION: University of North Dakota

AGE: 53

FAMILY: A daughter, 25, and son, 21.

BACKGROUND: Smith joined Buffalo Wild Wings as chief financial officer in 1994 and became CEO in 1996. She had been CFO of the hearing aid company now known as Miracle-Ear. "I was a waitress in college."

WHO SHE CHEERS FOR: All the Minnesota professional teams: the Twins, the Wild and the Vikings. Also the University of North Dakota hockey team and the University of Minnesota basketball team.

WHAT SHE EATS: The naked chicken tender wrap, the Buffalo chicken wrap, the hamburgers, the popcorn shrimp.

WHAT SHE DOES IN HER FREE TIME: Cooking, gardening, helping plan her daughter's wedding.