Global hospitality and travel company Carlson named Diana Nelson as chairman, effective in May 2013, replacing her mother, Marilyn Carlson Nelson. The granddaugher of company founder and recent Business Travel Hall of Fame inductee Curt Carlson, Nelson has served on the Carlson board "for nearly 10 years," according to the company. Privately held Carlson is the majority owner of Carlson Wagonlit Travel and owns hotel brands Radisson and Country Inns & Suites.
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Carlson Wagonlit Travel's first-half 2014 North America sales volume and transactions increased 10 percent and 5 percent, respectively, versus the prior-year period,... read more »