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Carlson names Hall as CFO

Minneapolis USA-based hospitality and travel company Carlson said that its board has elected Brad Hall as chief financial officer and treasurer.

Hall has been serving as interim CFO since August 2012, and reports to Trudy Rautio, president and chief executive officer, Carlson.

He has been with Carlson for 12 years, since 1998, and prior to assuming the interim CFO duties, was responsible for the company´s treasury, strategic planning, investment analysis and risk management activities.

In this capacity, he directly led and advised on loan transactions totaling more than USD 2.5bn, including securing the debt financing for Carlson´s first two Radisson Blu hotels in the United States. Hall also oversaw the share purchases that secured Carlson´s majority interest in the Rezidor Hotel Group.

Previously, he served in financial planning and analysis, accounting and internal audit roles within Carlson. His work included centralizing TGI Fridays accounting processes, providing financial and strategic decision support, renewing investment opportunities and designing and implementing management incentive plans.

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 Carlson and Hotel Missoni; more than 900 TGI Friday´s restaurants; and a majority stake in Carlson Wagonlit Travel.

The firm operates in more than 150 countries and territories.

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