SOURCE: Con-way Inc.

December 16, 2008 14:30 ET

Con-way's Jacquelyn Barretta Named One of Computerworld's Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2009

Company's Chief Information Officer Recognized by IDG Publication for Excellence in Information Technology Leadership

SAN MATEO, CA--(Marketwire - December 16, 2008) - Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW) today announced that its chief information officer, Jacquelyn Barretta, has been selected as one of the Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2009 by IDG's Computerworld. The list honors the 100 IT executives who have led their organizations by mentoring and motivating employees, envisioning innovative solutions to business challenges and effectively managing and executing IT strategies.

"The 2009 Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leaders, more than ever before, are making a clean break with traditional IT strategies and roles and creating altogether new ones," said Scot Finnie, editor in chief, Computerworld. "The shell-shocked economy and changing forces in the technology environment are spurring these smart, agile IT leaders to seize new opportunities. We applaud them for their readiness to try on new roles, take charge of environmental initiatives and bring consumer-styled technologies into their corporations."

Premier 100 honorees were selected from over 1,000 nominees representing companies across all industries, as well as government and educational organizations. Nominees were measured against Computerworld's IT Leadership Index, a set of characteristics that describe executives who guide the effective use of IT in their organizations, and evaluated by the editors and a panel of outside judges. The candidates were also interviewed about a range of topics including their backgrounds, work experiences, special accomplishments and leadership styles.

"Jackie Barretta clearly demonstrates the talent and vision exemplified by the elite ranks of Computerworld's Premier 100," said Stephen Bruffett, Con-way's chief financial officer and executive sponsor of the company's IT group. "She has guided Con-way's information technology team through challenging times while delivering impressive accomplishments for the business. This is well-deserved recognition of her leadership and our IT team's achievements."

One notable recent achievement of Barretta and her IT team was the successful integration of the internally developed Step Saver Web-based interactive software application for Con-way Freight. That automation of previously manual dock planning and configuration tasks improved operational efficiency, freeing up valuable time for dock coordinators and saving $3 million annually. Those efficiencies are helping Con-way Freight continue to deliver its industry-leading performance for on-time delivery, exception-free service and fast transit times -- key attributes of customer satisfaction in the freight transportation industry.

The complete class of 2009 Premier 100 honorees is available at www.computerworld.com/09/p100 and in the Dec. 8, 2008, issue of Computerworld.

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. A diversified transportation company, 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 www.con-way.com.

About Computerworld

Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide. Computerworld's award-winning Web site (www.computerworld.com), weekly publication, focused conference series and custom research form the hub of the world's largest (40+ edition) global IT media network. In the past five years alone, Computerworld has won more than 100 awards, including Folio Magazine's 2006 Gold EDDIE Award for the best technology/computing magazine, the 2004 and 2006 Magazine of the Year Award, and 2006 Best Overall Web Publication from the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE). In addition, in 2007 Computerworld's then editor in chief Don Tennant received the prestigious Timothy White Award from American Business Media. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 2 million unique, monthly visitors and a print audience of 1,222,000 readers each week (IntelliQuest CIMS Spring 2007).

About International Data Group (IDG)

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG's online network includes more than 450 Web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment, and video games worldwide. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries including CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. IDG's lead-generation service, IDG Connect, matches technology companies with an audience of engaged, high-quality IT professionals, influencers, and decision makers.

IDG is a leading producer of more than 750 technology-related events including Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Entertainment for All Expo (E for All), DEMO, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 900 IDC analysts in more than 90 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends.

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