Diana Nelson to replace mother as Carlson chair

By Danny King
Diana NelsonMarilyn Carlson Nelson will be succeeded by her daughter, Diana Nelson, as chairwoman of hospitality and travel company Carlson.

Diana Nelson will assume the role next May. She has been on the company's board for almost 10 years, worked for advertising firm Ogilvy and Mather and American Express Travel Related Services before joining Carlson.

Marilyn Carlson Nelson has led Carlson's board since 1998. She succeeded her father and company founder Curt Carlson.

Carlson in August named longtime executive Trudy Rautio as its president and CEO after Hubert Joly resigned to become president and CEO of electronics giant Best Buy.

In January, Carlson and Rezidor Hotel Group merged marketing and branding operations into what’s now Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group.

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