Buffalo Wild Wings

Buffalo Wild Wings North American president retires

Company won’t replace Judith Shoulak, who will leave in June

Buffalo Wild Wings Inc. said on Wednesday that Judith Shoulak, the company’s executive vice president and president of North America would retire effective June 30.

Shouldak’s position will not be filled and her team will report to the company’s chief operating officer.

Shoulak had been with Buffalo Wild Wings for 16 years. Her departure continues a string of changes for the Minneapolis-based wing chain, which is facing a fight with an activist investor, Marcato Capital. The company hired a new CFO in October, and is planning major changes to its board of directors.

The company is also planning to sell 60 company operated locations to franchisees.

“Judy has played a key role in a wide variety of executive capacities and her intimate knowledge of the restaurant business has enabled her to be an agent of positive change throughout the company,” CEO Sally Smith said in a statement.

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