SOURCE: Con-way Inc.

June 18, 2008 09:00 ET

Con-way Announces 2008 'ALPHA' Program Participants

Eleven Key Employees Selected for Three-Year Advanced Leadership Preparation for Highest Achievement (ALPHA) Program to Develop Executive Management Talent, Future Leaders

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - June 18, 2008) - Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW) today announced the second enterprise-wide class to be enrolled in the ALPHA development program, a three-year curriculum for selected employees that provides training and education to prepare participants for potential future opportunities in executive management.

ALPHA, which stands for Advanced Leadership Preparation for Highest Achievement, is designed to ensure that future leaders of Con-way are prepared to take on the highest level of responsibility when the opportunity arises. Participants are nominated by their business units and, based on an extensive interview and evaluation process, are selected from throughout the enterprise by CEO Douglas W. Stotlar and his executive committee.

The three-year executive education curriculum -- the highest level of training and development offered within the Con-way Leadership Academy -- provides in-depth education and training through workshops, symposiums and other modules specifically designed to develop leadership and executive management skills. Employees selected for the 2008 class are:

Morgan Anderson -- director, account management, Menlo Worldwide Logistics

Billy Cartright -- director, recruiting, Con-way Truckload

Carl Fowler -- director, account management, Menlo Worldwide Logistics

Faith Garcia-Ross -- director, operations (multi-client), Menlo Worldwide Logistics

Tony Graham -- manager, regional sales, Con-way Freight

Anthony Hoereth -- director, business development, Con-way Freight

Paul Lorensen -- director, solutions engineering, Con-way Freight

John McCutcheon -- region manager, Con-way Freight

Chris Richards -- IT director, business technology consulting and project management, Con-way Enterprise Services

Terry Riordan -- director, human resources, Con-way Inc.

Troy Robertson -- associate general counsel, Con-way Truckload

"Con-way would not be the strong, progressive company it is today without the expertise and exemplary skills of our employees -- and the extensive training that helps them be most effective for our customers," said Douglas W. Stotlar, president and CEO. "The ALPHA program is the pinnacle of our investment in our most valuable asset -- our people. We want to ensure that employees are not only able to meet the challenges of their current positions, but are always preparing to take the next step. As they are successful, so too will Con-way continue to grow and remain a formidable competitor in this industry."

About Con-way Inc.

Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW) is a $4.7 billion freight transportation and logistics services company headquartered in San Mateo, Calif. Named FORTUNE magazine's "Most Admired Company" in transportation and logistics for 2007, Con-way delivers industry-leading services through three primary operating companies: Con-way Freight, Con-way Truckload and Menlo Worldwide Logistics. These operating units provide high-performance, day-definite less-than-truckload (LTL) and full truckload and intermodal freight transportation, as well as logistics, warehousing and supply chain management services and trailer manufacturing. Con-way Inc. and its subsidiaries operate from more than 500 locations across North America and in 20 countries. For more information about Con-way, visit

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