MINNEAPOLIS Carlson, the parent company of the T.G.I. Friday’s and Pick Up Stix restaurant brands, said Tuesday that Hubert Joly would become president and chief executive on March 1. He succeeds Marilyn Carlson Nelson, who will remain Carlson’s chairman.
Joly, 48, has been president and chief executive of Carlson Wagonlit Travel, the conglomerate's travel-agent business, since July 2004. Previously, he was executive vice president for Vivendi Universal's U.S.