Marilyn Carlson Nelson

About Marilyn Carlson Nelson

Who is it?: Chairman, Carlson Companies Inc.Chairman, Carlson Companies Inc.
Birth Day: August 19, 1939
Birth Place: United States
Residence: Long Lake, Minnesota, US
Alma mater: Smith College
Known for: co-owner, former chairman and CEO, Carlson
Board member of: Carlson
Spouse(s): Glen Nelson (d. 2013)
Children: 4
Parent(s): Curt Carlson

Marilyn Carlson Nelson

Marilyn Carlson Nelson was born on August 19, 1939 in United States, is Chairman, Carlson Companies Inc.Chairman, Carlson Companies Inc.. Marilyn Carlson Nelson and Barbara Carlson Gage share ownership of Carlson Inc., a large travel and hospitality company that Marilyn formerly led. Her daughter, Diana Nelson, took over as chairman in 2013. Marilyn remains on the Carlson board as director and is co-CEO of Carlson Holdings. The company operates over 1,340 hotels (Radisson, Country Inns & Suites), 930 T.G.I. Friday's restaurants and holds a majority stake in Carlson Wagonlit. Her father, Curt (d. 1999), founded the company to sell Gold Bond trading stamps in the 1930s and later expanded it into dining and hospitality. In 2014, Carlson was selected as one of the Oslo Business for Peace Award Honorees for her work abolishing human trafficking of children; she previously received the Presidential Award for Extraordinary Efforts to Combat Trafficking in Persons from the White House.
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Occupation Service
Age 81 years old
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Born August 19, 1939 (United States)
Birthday August 19
Town/City United States
Nationality United States

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Marilyn Carlson Nelson’s zodiac sign is Virgo. According to astrologers, Virgos are always paying attention to the smallest details and their deep sense of humanity makes them one of the most careful signs of the zodiac. Their methodical approach to life ensures that nothing is left to chance, and although they are often tender, their heart might be closed for the outer world. This is a sign often misunderstood, not because they lack the ability to express, but because they won’t accept their feelings as valid, true, or even relevant when opposed to reason. The symbolism behind the name speaks well of their nature, born with a feeling they are experiencing everything for the first time.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Marilyn Carlson Nelson was born in the Year of the Rabbit. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rabbit enjoy being surrounded by family and friends. They’re popular, compassionate, sincere, and they like to avoid conflict and are sometimes seen as pushovers. Rabbits enjoy home and entertaining at home. Compatible with Goat or Pig.

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She was born in 19 August 1939, the daughter of Curt Carlson, who founded the company in 1938. She received a bachelor's degree from Smith College in 1961.


She joined the board of Carlson in 1973. After her father's death in 1999, she took over as CEO. She shares ownership of the company with her sister Barbara Carlson Gage.


She has been a main board Director of Qwest Communications (1975-2002), First Bank System (1978-97), and Exxon Mobil (1991-2006 or later).


Her daughter Diana Nelson succeeded her as chairman in 2013.

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