(Duluth, Minn.) The Grandma’s Marathon-Duluth, Inc. board of directors has announced the selection of Jon Carlson as the organization’s interim executive director.
Carlson has been the nonprofit organization’s race director since July 2003 after retiring from Minnesota Power, where he had worked since 1980 in the employee benefits department. He served on the Grandma’s Marathon board from October 2002 until being hired as a full-time employee.
A graduate of the University of Minnesota Duluth and Hermantown (Minn.) High School, Carlson resides in Duluth with his wife and two children.
Carlson officially begins his new role on Sept. 1. He takes over for Scott Keenan who is stepping down after 37 years with the organization. Keenan started Grandma’s Marathon with the North Shore Striders Running Club in 1977 and announced in May that the 2013 Grandma’s Marathon would be his last as executive director.
Grandma’s Marathon-Duluth, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) Minnesota nonprofit corporation focused on promoting and developing running and athletic events in the Twin Ports area. The organization’s signature race, Grandma’s Marathon, is the 14th largest marathon in the U.S. and is presented by Toyota and Wells Fargo.
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