MINNEAPOLIS, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Carlson, a global hospitality and travel company, today announced that Scott C. Gage, president and chief operating officer, Gage Outdoor Expeditions, a travel company specializing in outdoor hunting and fishing adventures and a division of Gage Group, is returning to the Carlson Board of Directors. The announcement was made by Carlson chairman Marilyn Carlson Nelson.
Gage, co-chair and co-chief executive officer of Carlson Holdings, serves on the boards of Gage Marketing and KIPP: Stand Academy. He is also vice president of the board of the Curtis L. Carlson Family Foundation.
"We are pleased that Scott will be serving on our board to provide his unique perspective on our business," Chairman Nelson said.
Prior to his current role at Gage Outdoor Expeditions, he worked in strategic marketing for Gage Group. He graduated from the University of Colorado and received his master's degree in business administration from The Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota where he concentrated in marketing and finance.
Carlson is a global hospitality and travel company headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. Carlson encompasses more than 1,070 hotels, including Radisson®, Country Inns & Suites By Carlson(SM), Park Inn by Radisson and Park Plaza®; more than 900 T.G.I. Friday's® restaurants; and a majority stake in Carlson Wagonlit Travel®, the global leader in business travel management. Carlson operates in more than 150 countries and its brands employ about 170,000 people. http://www.carlson.com