Sally J. Smith
Alerus board member since 2007
Former President and CEO, Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc.
Former CFO, Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc.
Former CFO, Dahlberg, Inc.
Sally J. Smith is the former chief executive officer and president of Buffalo Wild Wings. She served as chief executive officer from 1996 to 2018, as a director from 1996 to 2018, and was the company’s chief financial officer from 1994 to 1996. Prior to joining Buffalo Wild Wings, she was the chief financial officer of Dahlberg, Inc., the manufacturer and franchisor of Miracle-Ear hearing aids, from 1983 to 1994. Ms. Smith began her career with KPMG LLP, an international accounting and auditing firm. Ms. Smith holds a CPA license (inactive).
She serves on the board of directors for, and is past chair of, the National Restaurant Association. She also serves on the board of directors of Hormel Foods and Allina Health Systems.