Con-way Freight’s chief security officer receives ATA Leadership Award

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Con-way Freight Chief Security Officer Curtis J. Shewchuk recently was presented with the Security Council of American Trucking Associations’ 2007 Leadership Award – one of ATA’s highest individual honors. The ceremony took place at the recent Trucking Security and Law Enforcement Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Fla.

ATA recognized Shewchuk for providing the leadership, direction and support necessary to grow the Council. The group previously honored him with its Security Professional of the Year Award in 2005, Transportation Loss Prevention & Security Council’s Chairman’s Award in 2000 and Executive Director’s Service Award in 1997.

“We are honoring Curt for his longtime vision and vigilance in leading our industry in the protection of members’ fleet operations, facilities and the shipping community’s goods,” says Susan Chandler, executive director of ATA’s Security Council. “His leadership and insight have been immeasurably valuable as we have worked to take the Security Council to the next level.”

“Curt’s longtime contributions to ATA, the Con-way enterprise and the industry as a whole make him the ideal recipient of this important recognition, and we are proud of his accomplishments,” says John G. Labrie, president of Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Con-way Freight, a less-than-truckload carrier. “He has been a true leader as national chairman of the Security Council and in his work not only with ATA but also with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Homeland Security and local law enforcement authorities.”

Shewchuk is a veteran law enforcement and security professional with 34 years in the business. He is responsible for all worldwide security operations for the Con-way corporate enterprise and its major business units, including Con-way Freight, Menlo Worldwide and Con-way Truckload. He currently is based in Richmond, Va.

The Security Council of ATA is an organization of transportation professionals involved in the areas of security, loss prevention and risk management for motor carriers and interested organizations. It exists to serve, promote and create value for members and the industry through research, information, education, training, peer interaction and input to ATA policy.