The next Carlson School of Management "1st Tuesday Speaker Series" welcomes Buffalo Wild Wings President and CEO Sally J. Smith on June 3, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at McNamara Alumni Center. Smith will share her experience leading one of the nation's fastest-growing national restaurant chains.
Minneapolis-based Buffalo Wild Wings is comprised of more than 1,000 restaurants in 49 states, Canada, and Mexico, with system-wide revenue of more than $ 2.8 billion. In 2003, Smith led the company in its initial public offering, raising more than $50 million to help fund the company's exceptional growth. Buffalo Wild Wings has achieved compounded annual revenue growth of 27 percent and compounded annual net income growth of more than 34 percent in the past ten years.
Smith has served as president and CEO of Buffalo Wild Wings since 1996, and as CFO from 1994-1996. Prior to joining the company, she was CFO of Dahlberg, Inc., manufacturer and franchisor of Miracle-Ear hearing aids. Smith began her career with KPMG LLP, an international accounting and auditing firm. She holds an inactive CPA license and serves on the board of the National Restaurant Association and Alerus Financial Corporation. Smith holds a BS in business administration and accounting from the University of North Dakota.
Tickets for the June 3 event are available online for $32.
About the Carlson School of Management's 1st Tuesday Speaker Series
The Carlson School of Management's "1st Tuesday Speaker Series" began in 1992 to provide an opportunity for alumni and friends of the Carlson School to continue their management education. The series features top-notch executives addressing hot topics in business and leadership. Held on the first Tuesday of every month, the program attracts alumni and business leaders from throughout the corporate community, and has become an attractive spot for professionals in the metropolitan area to network.