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May 05, 2015 2:38 PM ET

Hotels, Restaurants and Leisure

Company Overview of Carlson Companies, Inc.

Company Overview

Carlson Companies, Inc. owns and operates hotels and restaurants in the United States and internationally. It also offers business travel management services for organizations operating in oil and gas, diversified resources and mining, offshore, marine services, and alternative energies sectors; and government institutions and non-governmental organizations. Carlson Companies, Inc. was formerly known as Gold Bond Stamp Company and changed its name to Carlson Companies, Inc. in 1973. The company was founded in 1938 and is based in Minnetonka, Minnesota. Carlson Companies, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Carlson Holdings, Inc.

701 Carlson Parkway

Minnetonka, MN 55305

United States

Founded in 1938





Key Executives for Carlson Companies, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 53
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Chief Executive Officer of Carlson Wagonlit Travel and President of Carlson Wagonlit Travel
Age: 60
Chief Executive Officer of Carlson Restaurants Worldwide and President of Carlson Restaurants Worldwide
Age: 55
President of T G I Friday's and Chief Opeating Officer of T G I Friday's
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Carlson Companies, Inc. Key Developments

Carlson Announces Management Changes, Effective May 1, 2015

Carlson announced that Trudy Rautio, president and chief executive officer, will retire from the company effective May 1, 2015, after 18 years of service. Effective May 1, David P. Berg, chief operating officer of the company will be promoted and assume duties as chief executive officer for Carlson Hospitality reporting to the company's board. Berg will have responsibility for leading and managing the global hotel business and also assumes responsibility for the Carlson corporate center and its functions. Effective May 1, Doug Anderson, president and CEO of Carlson Wagonlit Travel, will report directly to the company's board of directors.

Carlson Appoints Trudy Rautio as New Director

Carlson has appointed Trudy Rautio to its board of directors. Prior to her current role as president and CEO, Rautio served as executive vice president and chief financial and administrative officer of Carlson since 2005. Rautio serves on the board of directors of Carlson.

Carlson Presents at The Third Annual Los Angeles & Southwest Data Center Summit, Dec-17-2014

Carlson Presents at The Third Annual Los Angeles & Southwest Data Center Summit, Dec-17-2014 . Venue: Los Angeles, California, United States.

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