Con-way names 2008 ‘ALPHA’ program participants

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Con-way Inc. has announced the second enterprisewide class to be enrolled in its 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 with the San Mateo, Calif.-based company. 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 Chief Executive Officer 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 (multiclient), 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.; and 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,” Stotlar says. “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.”