Elizabeth Bastoni appointed executive vice president of Human Resources for Carlson

Minneapolis | February 01, 2011

Carlson, a privately held, global hospitality and travel company, today announced that Elizabeth Bastoni has been appointed executive vice president, Human Resources for Carlson. Bastoni will report to Hubert Joly, president and chief executive officer, Carlson. Bastoni succeeds Jim Porter who had decided to retire from the company after eight years of service. 

"Elizabeth’s strong background in all facets of human resources, including talent development and management, organizational development, and compensation and benefits will support our Ambition 2015 strategy to build a global team and organization and to become the employer of choice in the hospitality and travel industry. In fact, a key mission for Elizabeth will be to work with our businesses on the development of a strategy to achieve this ambition, in support of our business objectives,” said Joly. 

Bastoni joins Carlson from The Coca-Cola Company where she was head of global compensation and benefits for its 90,000 employees. She brings broad experience in diverse business and cultural environments to Carlson, including 18 years working in global roles, based in Paris, France. Prior to joining The Coca-Cola Company in 2005, she held senior human resources positions with the Paris-based Thales Group. She served first as vice president, Human Resources Aerospace Division and Global Remuneration, then as vice president, Human Resources, Professional Development, Remuneration and Benefits for the approximately 68,000 employees in 40 plus countries. From 1998 to 2000, Elizabeth was director of Global Compensation, Benefits and Expatriate Programs for Lyonnaise des Eaux worldwide. She started her career in Paris with KPMG in 1989 in the International Tax Practice where she served in various roles, including senior manager of Business Development.

Bastoni has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Providence College in R.I. and a degree in French civilization studies from the Sorbonne University in Paris.

About Carlson

Carlson is a privately held, global hospitality and travel company headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn. Carlson encompasses more than 1,070 hotels, including Radisson®, Country Inns & Suites By CarlsonSM, Park Inn® 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 150,000 people.  http://www.carlson.com

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