In a January 2011 Board of Directors Meeting, the National Restaurant Association introduced three new officers.
A trio of restaurant professionals assumed their positions on the National Restaurant Association's Board of Directors: Sally Smith, chair; Rosalyn "Roz" Mallet, vice chair; and Phil Hickey Jr., treasurer. These officers will hold their positions until January 1, 2012.
Smith is president and CEO of Buffalo Wild Wings Grill and Bar, a position she has held for 13 years. Previously she served as chief financial officer with the restaurant chain.
Mallet is president and CEO of PhaseNext Hospitality in Plano, Texas, a franchise operating company. Previously, she was president and interim CEO of Caribou Coffee. Mallet also held leadership positions at Applebee's, TGI Friday's and la Madeleine Bistro/Café.
Hickey is chairman of O'Charley's, a Nashville, Tenn.-based multi-concept public restaurant company. He operates a consulting company that specializes in hospitality. Hickey was chairman and CEO of RARE Hospitality International until 2007.