Carlson appoints Tony Pellegrin as senior vice president of Corporate Development

Minneapolis | December 16, 2013

Carlson, a global hospitality and travel company, today announced the appointment of Tony Pellegrin as senior vice president, Corporate Development, Carlson.  He will report directly to Trudy Rautio, president and chief executive officer, Carlson. Pellegrin will spearhead the corporate development efforts for Carlson as well as lead the strategic planning process.

“We are excited to welcome Tony into a pivotal role in the company as we continue to explore opportunities for strategic options to drive growth,” explained Rautio. “He brings us broad experience in strategic, financial, operational and legal matters, and comprehensive experience driving a broad range of strategic transactions and other high-impact initiatives.”

Pellegrin will source and analyze potential acquisitions, partnerships and joint ventures that align with Carlson’s strategies and seek investment opportunities that support shareholder objectives. He also will be instrumental in formulating long range strategic plans for the company.  Pellegrin will identify opportunities to drive growth as he works closely with the presidents of Carlson’s business units.

Pellegrin joins Carlson from Supervalu Inc., a $36 billion multi-channel retail grocery, supply chain services and third party logistics enterprise, where he served as vice president, Corporate Development. Prior to his role at Supervalu, Tony served as general counsel of a global business unit of Honeywell International, Inc. He was director of Corporate Development at Federated Direct/Fingerhut Companies, Inc., and a corporate/transaction attorney at Chicago’s Rosenberg & Liebentritt, PC/Equity Group Investments, where he represented a private equity group and a range of portfolio companies.

Pellegrin holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Minnesota and a law degree from the University of Chicago Law School.

About Carlson
Carlson is a global hospitality and travel company headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group includes more than 1,300 hotels in operation and development, including, Radisson Blu®, Radisson®, Park Plaza®; Park Inn® by Radisson, Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM and Hotel Missoni; more than 900 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 175,000 people. http://www.carlson.com

Contact
Ben Gardeen, Carlson, +1 (763) 212-8129, bgardeen@carlson.com

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