May 14, 2014 // Franchising.com // Minneapolis - Carlson, a global hospitality and travel company, today announced Carlson family member and businessman Richard C. Gage has been elected to the Carlson Board of Directors.
"I am so pleased to welcome Rick Gage to the Carlson board. He brings deep engagement, thoughtful perspectives and experience with technology - a domain that is so critical for innovation in each of our businesses,” said Diana Nelson, board chair, Carlson.
Gage is CEO and founder of Nebulous/YourMLSsearch.com, a national real estate technology leader. He replaces his brother, Scott C. Gage, who has served on the board since 2011. The election is part of a plan to rotate third-generation Carlson family members on and off the board every three years.
In addition to his work at Nebulous/YourMLSsearch.com, Gage also works with several philanthropic and non-profit organizations including World Childhood, a foundation focusing on child exploitation and trafficking.
Other members of the Carlson Board of Directors are: Brad Anderson, retired CEO, Best Buy; Lee A. Chaden, retired chairman, Hanesbrands Inc.; Edwin C. "Skip" Gage, chairman and CEO, Gage Marketing Group; Geoffrey Gage, owner and president of Geoffrey Carlson Gage Brand Communications; Marilyn Carlson Nelson, former chairman and CEO, Carlson; Wendy Nelson, director, Carlson; Gregory R. Page, executive chairman, Cargill, Inc.; Trudy Rautio, president and CEO, Carlson; Mike Sweeney, CEO, Steinway & Sons and president & CEO, Steinway Musical Instruments, Inc.
Carlson is a global hospitality and travel company headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group includes more than 1,340 hotels in operation and development, including Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu®, Radisson®, Radisson Red, Park Plaza®; Park Inn® by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM; more than 930 TGI Fridays® restaurants; and a majority stake in Carlson Wagonlit Travel®, the global leader in business travel management. Carlson operates in more than 150 countries and territories and its brands employ more than 178,000 people. http://www.carlson.com
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