Title: Chief executive officer, Carlson
Grew up: International Falls, Minn.
Education: Bemidji State University, 1975, accounting degree; University of St. Thomas, 1984, master's of business administration
Professional career: Boise Cascade, 1975-82; vice president of finance, Pillsbury Co., 1982-93; chief financial officer, Jostens Inc., 1993-97
First paying job: Waitress in a local cafe for five days; then worked as a cashier at the International Falls Piggly Wiggly