The Power List 2017: Dawn Sweeney and Cicely Simpson
The restaurant industry has many challenges to navigate in coming years: the issue of labor, both recruiting and costs; healthcare regulations; weak same-store sales and traffic industrywide; joint-employer regulations; menu labeling; and overtime regulations.
With the election now over, and Donald Trump named president-elect, some government policies are becoming clearer, but an unprecedented period is still to come.
Guiding the industry through these challenging times are Dawn Sweeney, president and CEO of the National Restaurant Association, and Cicely Simpson, the recently appointed executive vice president of policy and government affairs for the association.
Sweeney was appointed to the