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
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 ? “although they need a lot more than me cheering.”
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.