Dawn Sweeney ’81, president and CEO of the National Restaurant Association, was interviewed for the Huffington Post‘s “Women in Business” series. A perennial top association CEO over the past few years, Sweeney realigned the association’s priorities and structure to strengthen its core operations and led several major legislative victories for the association.

“I have been offered countless opportunities to grow and stretch way outside my comfort zone and learn both from successes and failures,” Sweeney said. “I am driven each day by trying to be a better version of myself than the way I was the day before.”