Carlson Appoints David Berg as COO
Monday December 23rd, 2013 - 10:33AM Y
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MINNEAPOLIS—Carlson has appointed David Berg as COO. He will report directly to Trudy Rautio, president and CEO, Carlson.
Berg will be responsible for leading and managing the global hotel business and have the global hotel team reporting directly to him. He will also participate in other strategic initiatives for the company, including working with key leaders to develop and implement their strategic initiatives for growth, according to the company.
Most recently, Berg served as CEO and chief customer service officer for the fastest growing reseller of Verizon services. Previously, he worked as EVP and president of Outback Steakhouse International, with full P&L responsibility for over 200 restaurants in 20 countries.
Additionally, Berg served as COO of GNC with 7,200 retail locations around the world and revenues of $1.8 billion. Prior to that, he was EVP and COO of Best Buy International.
Berg currently serves on the board of directors for Imation and the Miller Retailing Center at the University of Florida. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Emory University and Juris Doctor, with honors, from the University of Florida College of Law.
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When you hear all the lodging industry projections for the months and years to come, much of the robust growth is forecast to be the result of the expected influx of travelers from China. In what could only be seen as good news for the industry, that expectation moved a little closer to reality when President Obama signed a visa waiver extension for Chinese travelers earlier this month.