Carlson President Joins Securian Board

Trudy Rautio, president of Carlson Hotels Worldwide, the Americas, was elected to the boards of directors of Minnesota Mutual Companies, Inc., and Securian Holding Company, parent companies of Minnesota Life Insurance Company of St. Paul. She joined the boards October 20, 2003 and will serve on the audit and investment committees of Minnesota Mutual Companies, Inc.
Rautio joined Carlson Companies in 1997 and has held her current position since July. Prior to that, she served as chief financial officer of the Carlson Consumer Group and also held executive positions at Pillsbury, Inc. and Jostens, Inc. She was named to Finance and Commerce`s 2001 inaugural list of “Top Women in Finance” in the Twin Cities.
Rautio received a master`s degree from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN and a bachelor`s degree from Bemidji State University in Bemidji, MN.
Carlson Hotels Worldwide currently includes Regent International Hotels, Radisson Hotels and Resorts, Country Inns & Suites by Carlson, Park Plaza Hotels and Resorts, and Park Inn. Carlson Hotels Worldwide is part of Minneapolis-based Carlson Companies.
Minnesota Mutual Companies, Inc., is the parent of Securian Holding Company, Securian Financial Group, and Minnesota Life Insurance Company. The company was founded in 1880 and provides financial security for individuals and businesses in the form of insurance, retirement plans and investments. With $356 billion of life insurance in force and $21 billion in assets under management, the Minnesota Mutual Companies, Inc. serves over seven million people through a combined work force of 4,400 people at its St. Paul headquarters and agencies and offices across the country.