Trudy Rautio

CEO and President




Rautio took the helm of Carlson in August 2012, just as the Minnetonka-based hospitality company was beginning to come back from the recession. She and her predecessor, Hubert Joy (now Best Buy's CEO), put together a growth plan for Carlson a few years back. As CEO, Rautio is guiding the company's expansion plans across all three of Carlson's businesses--hotels, restaurants and travel; opening more than 200 new hotels and 100 new restaurrants over the next two years.