The Norman Award
This award was developed in memory of the late Norman Brinker to recognize an industry executive, annually, whose leadership philosophy and actions have had a significant impact on their industry peers and have also inspired future industry leaders. Award honoree must be a sterling example of continuing the legacy of selfless leadership and mentoring that the late Norman Brinker was so highly regarded for in our industry. This award winner is selected by an Advisory Board comprised of industry luminaries and Norman Brinker protégés.
2016 Norman Award Winner: Sally J. Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer, Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc.