The National Restaurant Association announced the election of its new officers during the Association's September Board meeting in the nation's capital. Michael Gibbons, president and CEO of Mainstreet Ventures Inc., was elected chairman of the Board of Directors. Sally Smith, president and chief executive officer of Buffalo Wild Wings Inc., was elected vice chair; and Rosalyn “Roz” Mallet, president and CEO of PhaseNext Hospitality, was elected treasurer. Each will serve until January 2011.

The chairman, vice chair and treasurer are volunteer positions held by members of the association's board of directors, who are exceptional leaders in the restaurant industry. When electing officers, directors consider the individual's level of participation in board activities, his or her leadership skills, stature and involvement in industry activities. For more information, visit