ACS' Lora Villarreal Named HR Professional of the Year


DALLAS, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lora Villarreal, Ph.D., executive vice president and chief people officer of Affiliated Computer Services, Inc., has been named Ogletree Deakins Human Resources Professional of the Year for 2008. Co-sponsored with the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce, the award honors and recognizes HR professionals in the Dallas-Fort Worth area who have made significant contributions to their organization over the past year.

"Dr. Villarreal embodies true HR excellence," said Ron Chapman, Jr., shareholder in the Dallas office of Ogletree Deakins, one of the nation's premiere labor and employment law firms. "We congratulate her on the many successful initiatives she has implemented at ACS and in furthering the HR profession. It's for these reasons we honor her as the Ogletree Deakins HR Professional of the Year."

Since joining ACS in 1998, Dr. Villarreal has overseen the HR functions of staffing, employee relations, benefits administration, policy development and deployment, EEO training and development, safety, and payroll. She leads a worldwide staff in the development and implementation of several beneficial and key initiatives for ACS. These include focusing on recruiting and developing women in non-traditional roles, developing a salary administration program with a pay-for-performance concept, and starting a corporate training center focusing on effective interpersonal and management skills.

"This recognition of Lora underscores the value of what she brings to our executive leadership team and to the company," said Lynn Blodgett, president and chief executive officer, ACS. "For the past 10 years she has been a tremendous asset to the company, exemplifying what ACS is all about -- responsiveness, reliability and flexibility. We congratulate Lora on her terrific achievement."

About ACS

ACS, a global FORTUNE 500 company with 63,000 people supporting client operations reaching more than 100 countries, provides business process outsourcing and information technology solutions to world-class commercial and government clients. The company's Class A common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "ACS." Learn more about ACS at

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