Carlson Appoints Cindy Rodahl as Executive Vice President Human Resources and Communications

  Carlson Appoints Cindy Rodahl as Executive Vice President Human Resources
  and Communications

Business Wire

MINNEAPOLIS -- January 10, 2013

Carlson, a global hospitality and travel company today announced the
appointment of Cindy Rodahl as executive vice president, Human Resources and

Rodahl has served as interim head since October, 2012. Prior to that, she was
the interim human resources leader for Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, Americas,
from March – October, 2012. From 1991 to 2004, Rodahl served as a divisional
vice president of Human Resources at Carlson Wagonlit Travel and Carlson
Marketing Group.

“Within Carlson’s businesses and operating groups, Cindy has improved the
effectiveness of the human resources functions and played a critical role in
redesigning and restructuring these organizations to better accomplish the
goals and needs of each business.She has deep expertise in all aspects of
human resources; broad business experience; specific knowledge of our
businesses and the industries in which we compete. This experience set is
critically important to moving Carlson forward with our goals and objectives
for Ambition 2015 and beyond as we develop Vision 20/20,” said Trudy Rautio,
president and chief executive officer of Carlson.

Rodahl brings important perspective and best practices to the company. In
addition to her roles at Carlson, in 2009, Rodahl was a founding partner of
Tevera Consulting, serving as an advisor to a number of public and private
companies on a variety of strategic human resources and board governance

From March 2005 – November 2007, Rodahl was chief family resource officer for
BUCA, Inc., where she was instrumental in working with company leaders to
improve business performance. She also served as vice president of Human
Resources and Safety for Transport Corporation of America, Inc., a publicly
traded company, and 18 years with the Pillsbury Company, including positions
as director of Human Resources for its international businesses and vice
president of Human Resources for its $2.4 billion consumer products business.

Rodahl holds a bachelor’s degree in business from the Carlson School of
Management at the University of Minnesota.

About Carlson
Carlson is a global hospitality and travel company headquartered in
Minneapolis, Minn. Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group includes more than 1,300 hotels
in operation and development, including, Radisson Blu, Radisson®, Park Plaza®;
Park Inn by Radisson, Country Inns & Suites By Carlson^SM and Hotel Missoni;
more than 900 T.G.I. Friday’s® restaurants; and a majority stake in Carlson
Wagonlit Travel®, the global leader in business travel management. Carlson
operates in more than 150 countries and territories and its brands employ more
than 170,000 people. For more information, please visit Carlson’s website:


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