Rosalyn Mallet Appointed Senior Vice President Of Human Resources

Carlson Companies, Inc. today announced the appointment of Rosalyn Mallet as senior vice president of human resources. She replaces Terry M. Butorac, who is retiring after helping guide the travel, hospitality and marketing industry leader for more than 20 years.

Mallet served as senior vice president of human resources and corporate services for Dallas-based Carlson Restaurants Worldwide, whose brands include T.G.I. Friday`s®, Italianni`s®, Front Row® Sports Grill and several emerging restaurant concepts.

“Our national search confirmed our conviction that we had the best candidate our own organization,” said Carlson Companies Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Marilyn Carlson Nelson. “The 21st century is about attracting and retaining the best possible human resources. Roz is a global expert who will make a significant contribution to Carlson`s future competitive advantage. “Mallet will report directly to Nelson.

“I am also thankful for Terry Butorac`s dedicated and outstanding service over the years,” Nelson added. “He has been the glue that first helped Curt, and then me keep Carlson Companies operating efficiently.” Butorac will serve as a consultant to the corporation.

Prior to joining Carlson Restaurants in July 1997 as vice president of human resources and corporate services, Mallet had an impressive tenure with Applebee`s International, Inc., where she held positions of director of human resources, vice president of franchise systems development and most recently, vice president of human resources and training. She also was a co-founder of American Services Management Resources, a company specializing in human resource consulting and recruiting for the hospitality industry.


Mallet was named “Motivator of the Year” at the 1997 Elliott Conference for hospitality leaders and was also recognized by Nation`s Restaurant News as one of the “Fifty New Players” whose creativity and leadership will influence the industry for the 21st century. In addition, Restaurant Hospitality named Mallet as one of the restaurant industry`s “Rising Stars - The Best and Brightest”.

She currently serves on the Board of Director`s for Share Our Strength and Aids Arms, and previously served as president of the Roundtable for Women in Foodservice in 1995, chair of the Hospitality and Tourism Industry Skills Standards Board and held several positions on the board of the Council of Hotel and Restaurant Trainers.

Mallet holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Mary`s University in San Antonio, Texas, and was awarded on honorary Doctorate of Food Service by the National Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers.