GREEN BAY, Wis. — Sept. 3, 2009 — Judith Lemke, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Schneider National, Inc., was recently named to CIO Leadership Network’s list of Top 10 Leaders and Change Agents. Lemke was recognized by the private, invitation-only network – designed by CIOs for CIOs – for the visionary strength and pragmatic execution she consistently demonstrates in her role. Schneider is a premier provider of transportation, logistics and intermodal services, as well as the nation’s largest truckload carrier.
This is the second consecutive year that the Top 10 Leaders and Change Agents distinction has been awarded. It honors CIOs and senior IT executives whose innovative responses to changing business needs have provided outstanding leadership in global IT management and have brought demonstrable business benefit to their organizations.
“As part of our executive team, Judy brings a wealth of business knowledge, refreshing optimism and a steadfast commitment to employing technology to drive productivity and enhance the customer’s experience,” said Chris Lofgren, President and CEO of Schneider National. “As the leader of our technology organization, she continually demonstrates the highest level of professionalism, cost discipline and business acumen while encouraging innovation and developing the talents of all associates under her stewardship.”
According to Thornton May, one of the judges who selected this year’s honorees, “Being selected as a Top 10 Leader and Change Agent is one of the world's most prestigious IT leadership awards and highlights how deeply respected Judy is among her CIO peers and the IT community. To our Top 10 judging committee, it was crystal clear that she is a CIO who defines the opportunity seat for CIOs to lead business transformation.”
The awards program was open to CIOs from global organizations with greater than $1B in annualized revenue. CIOs and senior IT executives were nominated for participation by their CIO peers, IT partners and other business colleagues.
Winners answered essay questions with thought-provoking commentary on their leadership and management accomplishments. Application details included descriptions on the ability to lead effective IT programs and teams in complex and dynamic environments. Finalists were judged by an independent panel of top academics, business thought leaders and former and/or current CIOs.
Lemke is the first CIO representing a transportation and logistics company to be named to the prestigious list. She is also a governing officer for the CIO Leadership Network’s regional executive summit in Minnesota.
All honorees were lauded at an April 15, 2009, awards gala held during the Network’s Global CIO Executive Summit in Scottsdale, Ariz. The other Top 10 Leaders and Change Agents include Kevin Summers, Corporate VP and Global CIO, Whirlpool Corporation; Virginia Guthrie, CIO, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc.; LaVerne Council, Corporate VP and CIO, Johnson and Johnson; Barry Carter, CIO and SVP Shared Services, Alliance Data; Louie Ehrlich, Chevron CIO and President, ITC; John Hinshaw, VP and CIO, The Boeing Company; George Davis, SVP and CIO, The Hershey Company; Al Tarasiuk, CIO, Central Intelligence Agency; Mike Clifford, VP and CIO, Whole Foods Market, Inc.
For more information on the CIO Leadership Network, visit www.bycios.com.
About Schneider National, Inc.
Schneider National, Inc. is a premier provider of truckload, logistics and intermodal services. Serving more than two-thirds of the FORTUNE 500 companies, Schneider National offers the broadest portfolio of services in the industry. The company’s transportation and logistics solutions include One-Way, Intermodal, Transportation Management, Dedicated, Bulk, Supply Chain Management, Warehousing and International Logistics services.
Headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., Schneider National has provided expert transportation and logistics solutions for more than 70 years. A $3.7 billion company, Schneider National conducts business in more than 28 countries in North America, Europe and Asia and continues to grow its international service offerings. For more information about Schneider National, visit www.schneider.com or call (800) 558-6767.