Carlson Rezidor names chief branding and marketing officer

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group announced on May 20 the appointment of Roger Chacko as executive vice-president and chief branding and marketing officer, reporting to David P. Berg, chief executive officer, Carlson Hospitality Group.

Chacko joined the company in 2014 on an interim basis and is responsible for all aspects of marketing and brand performance worldwide for Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group and its brands, including Quorvus Collection, Radisson Blu, Radisson, Radisson Red, Park Plaza, Park Inn by Radisson and Country Inns & Suites By Carlson. He also oversees the Club Carlson loyalty program, market research, brand management, creative services, digital marketing and partnership marketing.

Chacko is a seasoned marketing, strategy and business intelligence executive with more than 25 years of senior global leadership experience and a strong track record of developing and leveraging consumer, competitive and category intelligence for transformational growth.

Prior to Carlson Rezidor, he served as chief strategy officer for Bloomin’ Brands Inc., where he co-developed the company’s international expansion plan. He has also held senior leadership roles with United Services Automobile Association, Kimberly-Clark, Mars, Danone, ConAgra and Kellogg’s.