SAN MATEO, Calif. - Sept. 20, 2010 - Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW) announced that Edith R. Perez has been named to the Board of Directors. The appointment is effective immediately.
Ms. Perez has been with the law firm of Latham & Watkins, LLP for more than 25 years, is a partner in the firm's Los Angeles office and is a member of its Finance department.
"We are pleased to have Edith join our Board," said Douglas W. Stotlar, Con-way's president and CEO. "She is a highly respected attorney whose expertise and diverse experience are an excellent complement to our current Board. We welcome her counsel and insight as we continue to position Con-way as a leader in freight transportation and global supply chain services." The addition of Ms. Perez increases Con-way's Board to 11 members.
Ms. Perez has extensive experience representing national and international clients in financing, real estate, land use, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate transactions. Her work has involved a variety of industries including hotel and resort, healthcare, telecommunications, aerospace and commercial real estate development.
She began at Latham & Watkins in 1980 with a summer clerkship, later working as a visiting attorney in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Mexico City, Mexico for leading firms in those countries, before returning to the firm's Los Angeles office. She is active in numerous civic organizations including the boards of the California Minority Counsel Program and the National Recreation Foundation (for youth at risk). She also is a member of the American Bar Association, California State Bar Association and Los Angeles County Bar Association.
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