Marilyn Carlson Nelson is an American businessperson who has been at the helm of 7 different companies. Dr. Nelson is Chairman of Inspire Medical Systems, Inc. and Chief Executive Officer of Carlson Holdings, Inc. (Minnesota). Dr. Nelson is also Chairman for Minnesota Orchestral Association, Member of The International Business Council, Member of World Travel & Tourism Council Ltd. and Secretary & Director at National Endowment for Democracy and on the board of 5 other companies.
Marilyn Carlson Nelson previously was Chairman of Travel Industry Association of America, Chairman at National Women's Business Council, Chairman for The Mayo Clinic (Old) and Director at Carlson Cos., Inc.
Dr. Nelson received an undergraduate degree from Smith College.