MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Trudy Rautio is the new president and CEO of Carlson, a Minneapolis, Minn.-based global hospitality and travel company. She replaces Hubert Joly who has since been named CEO of Best Buy.
Rautio was previously the executive vice-president and CFO of Carlson Consumer Group, and chief administrative officer of Carlson Hospitality Worldwide. She serves on the Boards of Carlson Wagonlit Travel and The Rezidor Hotel Group.
“Trudy has the full confidence and support of the Carlson family and Board of Directors. We are poised to accelerate our growth, and Trudy has the experience, leadership and vision for Carlson’s exciting next chapter,” said Marilyn Carlson Nelson, chair of the Board.