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Werner Enterprises' President and COO Honored at ICAN Women's Leadership Conference
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Werner Enterprises' President and COO Honored at ICAN Women's Leadership Conference16:25 EDT Wednesday, April 03, 2013
OMAHA, Neb. (Business Wire) -- Werner Enterprises' (NASDAQ: WERN) President and COO Derek Leathers was recently awarded the Tim Rouse Advocate for Women in Leadership Award at the annual ICAN Women's Leadership Conference in Omaha, Nebraska.
“It is truly an honor to be nominated by such a prestigious organization,” stated Leathers. “Women play a vital role in leadership at Werner and we are proud that it is part of our Company culture to recognize and utilize the talents, education and dedication of our female leaders.”
Leathers joined Werner in 1999 and has held key roles in many facets of the organization, including the establishment of Werner's Mexico operations, oversight of all asset operating groups as well as the launch of Werner Global Logistics, which encompasses transportation management and freight movement within Intermodal, Ocean, Air and Brokerage. More recently, Leathers championed the formation of a team tasked specifically with researching and developing action plans to attract, recruit, and retain talented women in the organization.
ICAN is a global non-profit professional advancement organization. Over its 32 year history, the organization has helped advance the careers of many individuals now working in the top executive ranks of Fortune 1000 companies. The ICAN Women's Leadership Conference is celebrating its 20-year anniversary and has grown to be one of the largest with participants traveling from across the U.S. and Canada. The Tim Rouse Award, created in 2005, honors male leaders who embody and support the advancement of women.
Werner Enterprises, Inc. was founded in 1956 and is a premier transportation and logistics company, with coverage throughout North America, Asia, Europe, South America, Africa and Australia. Werner maintains its global headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska and maintains offices in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China and Australia. Werner is among the five largest truckload carriers in the United States, with a diversified portfolio of transportation services that includes dedicated van, temperature-controlled and flatbed; medium-to-long-haul, regional and local van; and expedited services. Werner's Value Added Services portfolio includes freight management, truck brokerage, intermodal, and international services. International services are provided through Werner's domestic and global subsidiary companies and include ocean, air and ground transportation; freight forwarding; and customs brokerage.
Werner Enterprises, Inc.'s common stock trades on The NASDAQ Global Select MarketSM under the symbol “WERN”. For further information about Werner, visit the Company's website at www.werner.com.
Fred Thayer, 402-895-6640 ext. 2065
Director of Corporate Communications