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Industry Veteran Promoted to President

Carlson Companies has promoted veteran Paul Kirwin to the newly created position of President, Carlson Asia Pacific. Kirwin will be responsible for leading the coordinated development of all of Carlson’s business interests in the Asia Pacific region. A longtime veteran of Carlson Hotels Worldwide, Kirwin relocated to
Singapore after he was named president and managing director of Carlson
Hotels Asia Pacific in 2002.

“Paul’s new role reflects an organizational first for our company,” said
Carlson President and Chief Operating Officer Curtis Nelson. “Rather than
have responsibility for one area of our business, Paul will lead a
matrixed organization representing all of our business units.”
Kirwin also will retain his title of President, Carlson Hotels - Asia
Pacific. He will establish a Singapore office that will serve as
headquarters for Carlson hotel, marketing and restaurant operations in the
region and begin establishing a shared-services model to handle the common
human resources, information technology, finance and strategic sourcing
processes for Carlson’s regional businesses.

Carlson Companies is a global leader in the marketing, business and
leisure travel and hospitality industries.