Trudy Rautio, president and chief executive officer of Carlson

MINNEAPOLIS — Trudy Rautio, president and chief executive officer of Carlson, has been elected to Cargill’s board of directors, Minneapolis-based Cargill said Dec. 8.

Ms. Rautio has worked as a senior executive at Carlson since 1997 and was named the company’s president and c.e.o. in 2012. Carlson is a privately held, global hospitality and travel company that includes Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group with its hotel brands: Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson, Radisson Red, Park Plaza, Park Inn by Radisson, Country Inns & Suites By Carlson, encompassing more than 1,340 properties in more than 150 countries and territories, and Carlson Wagonlit Travel, a global leader in business travel management.

"We are delighted that Trudy is joining Cargill’s board,” said Greg Page, executive chairman of Cargill. “Her strong financial background, depth of global business experience and leadership qualities make her a wonderful addition to the board.”

Ms. Rautio serves on the board of directors of Carlson, the Travel and Tourism Advisory Board to the U.S. Department of Commerce, Securian Holding Co., Donaldson Co. and the Bemidji State University Foundation.