Curtis Nelson named Carlson Companies President

Marilyn Carlson Nelson, Chair and CEO of Carlson Companies has announced the promotion of Curtis Nelson, 39, to President and Chief Operating Officer of privately held global travel, hospitality and marketing giant Carlson Companies.

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The formal announcement was made during a gala 65th Anniversary celebration at Minneapolis` State Theatre, held in conjunction with the company`s annual executive conference.

“I look forward to working more closely than ever with Curtis to chart the future of Carlson Companies,” said Mrs. Nelson. “Curtis is a dynamic leader who is uniquely qualified to lead the operations of our complex global organisation.”

“I am anxious to harness the full potential and power of the entire Carlson enterprise on behalf of our employees, customers, clients and shareholders,” said Mr. Nelson.
“Working together as a unified team, our companies can and will come together and excel to new levels of success.”

Carlson Companies is the parent of Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Carlson Marketing Group, Regent International Hotels, Radisson Hotels & Resorts, Park Plaza hotels, Country Inns & Suites By Carlson, Park Inn hotels, Cruise Holidays, Results Travel, Radisson Seven Seas Cruises, and T.G.I. Friday`s and Pick Up Stix restaurants.


President and COO Curtis Nelson will chair Carlson Companies` operating committee and implement the strategy within Carlson`s business units, while Chairman and CEO Marilyn Nelson will continue to chair the Carlson executive committee and will be responsible for setting the company`s strategy.

Mr. Nelson is the son of Mrs. Nelson and Dr. Glen D. Nelson, and grandson of company founders Curtis and Arleen Carlson.


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Article Date - [ 26/03/03 ]