Con-way Freight’s Miller elected to U.S. Chamber board of directors

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce board of directors has elected David L. Miller to serve as a member of the board for a two-year term ending in 2009. Miller is chief operating officer for Ann Arbor, Mich.-based Con-way Freight Inc., the largest of Con-way Inc.’s three primary operating companies.

“David brings an excellent combination of both business and leadership experience to this position,” says Tom Donohue, Chamber president and chief executive officer. “He will be highly valuable as a leader for the Chamber.”

The U.S. Chamber is the world’s largest business federation representing more than three million businesses and organizations of every size, sector and region. As a member of the board of directors, Miller will address issues facing state and local chambers, associations and other business groups to advance pro-growth policies and programs, as well as advise senior Chamber staff on a wide range of topics.

A 30-year veteran of the trucking industry, Miller joined Con-way Transportation Services in 1983 as a freight operations supervisor. In 1998, he was named director of strategic planning for CTS, responsible for determining the company’s strategic direction, including new business development, research, operating processes and e-commerce initiatives. He was named vice president of strategic planning in 2000.

Named to his current position in 2007, Miller is the company’s top operations executive, responsible for overseeing functional activities and departments, including line-haul operations, fleet acquisition and maintenance, real estate development, security, administration and development of technology initiatives. Previously, he was president of Con-way Freight-Central. Prior to that, Miller had served as president of former sister company Con-way Southern Express since the end of 2002.