Carlson leadership passes to next generation

By Laurie Bennett

December 18, 2012 at 8:40am

Leadership of the Carlson dynasty will move to a third generation in March, when Diana Nelson becomes chair of the Carlson Companies.

Nelson is the granddaughter of the late Curtis Carlson, who founded the travel and hospitality giant.

Marilyn Carlson Nelson
Marilyn Carlson Nelson

Her mother, billionaire Marilyn Carlson Nelson, is the current chair.

As the Minneapolis Star Tribune points out, Diana Nelson and other third-generation members hold four of the six family seats on the board of the privately held conglomerate. Her sister Wendy is a director, as are her cousins, Scott Gage and Geoffrey Gage.

Carlson properties include Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Radisson, Country Inns & Suites, and TGI Friday’s.

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