Fleet IT executives among Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders

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Fleet executives are among those selected as 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.

Con-way Inc.’s chief information officer, Jacquelyn Barretta, and Landstar’s John Higbe, vice president of information services development at the company’s service center in Jacksonville, Fla., were among those selected to the list.

“Jackie Barretta clearly demonstrates the talent and vision exemplified by the elite ranks of Computerworld‘s Premier 100,” says Stephen Bruffett, chief financial officer and executive sponsor of the IT group for San Mateo, Calif.-based Con-way. “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.”

Premier 100 honorees were selected from more than 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 also were interviewed about a range of topics, including their backgrounds, work experiences, special accomplishments and leadership styles.

Higbe’s selection marks the fourth time a member of Landstar’s IT department has been selected. Previous honorees include Randy Mitchelle, vice president of IS customer service at the company’s Rockford service center (2008); Larry Thomas, vice president and CIO (2006); and Patrick Wise, vice president of advanced technology (2001). “The fact that four of Landstar’s IT professionals have earned this achievement is a great example of how we are focused on innovation and utilizing technology to make our agents, business capacity owners (BCOs) and customers more competitive,” says Henry Gerkens, Landstar president and chief executive officer. “This recognition reflects the dedication of the entire IT department at Landstar.”

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