Carlson dynasty gets new leader

  • Article by: DAVID PHELPS , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 18, 2012 - 12:17 PM

Diana Nelson, 50, has served on the board of the travel and hospitality giant for nine years.

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ninahaleDec. 18, 12 8:05 AM

What a fantastic choice! It's wonderful to see the tradition of strong female leadership continue at Carlson.

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rickbmnDec. 18, 12 9:17 AM

So the Carlsons decide to keep the company family run and this is really headline news? wow. Must be a slow news day.

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guth54Dec. 18, 1211:50 AM

Ok, next story...

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jdlellis1Dec. 18, 1212:50 PM

1 - This is indeed an exceptional milestone for the Carlson family. Curt would be proud that his work continues in the family. 2 - For those who cry/complain about the rich, wealth and wealth transfer, this is an example of why when an individual sweats the details in building an empire, his family, not others is entitled to reap the benefits. Besides, if one looks at the family's history of philanthropy, it is has been outstanding. A factor those who cry/complain.

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muggsh2oDec. 18, 12 1:13 PM

What I love about the startribune is how it celebrates the Occupy movement but also highlights the 1%ers. It backs the Obama plan of taxing all the wealthy but celebrates those who have been ditching the family money for years. The red star supports the whiners who yell about offshoring jobs and then doesn't mention how Marilyn was right there with those shipping jobs overseas. This family has played with so many families livelihood by playing with their jobs, its sad. It used to be a company where longevity was paraded in front of clients. Then the corporate heads realized longevity costs much more in salaries and benefits, they wiped out the corps of long term employees. And jdellis - you certainly haven't studied the Carlson family. Curt never wanted Marilyn to run the company and only gave in when the options ran dry. And look what she did to the company. Its a pittance of what it was during Curt's years. And Marilyn - how's little Curt doing?

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jbandk9sDec. 18, 12 2:32 PM

What a snarky, ugly post by muggsh2o - perhaps someone with a personal axe to grind? Marilyn Carlson Nelson has been a superb CEO, a leader in corporate social responsibility and a fine human rights advocate. We are lucky to have her and her company here in our community to employ thousands of people and support local charities. I admire her for all the work she has done and wish her and her daughter the very best in this transition.

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citygirl401Dec. 18, 12 4:34 PM

What a win for Carlson Companies and for women in leadership! I'm excited for the future of this company and proud it's based right here in Minnesota.

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YoganaziDec. 18, 12 6:16 PM

Enjoyed the video interview with seasoned reporter, David Phelps!!

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fentanylDec. 18, 12 6:24 PM

Great to see a woman at the helm of Carlson Co's! Marilyn has done an exceptional job in her leadership abilities and I have no doubt that Diana will follow in her mother's foot steps!

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