IDG’s CIO Executive Council Appoints Chevron Corporation’s Louis V. Ehrlich to Board of Advisors

FRAMINGHAM, MA – March 13, 2006 – IDG's CIO Executive Council proudly announces the appointment of Louis V. Ehrlich, CIO of Chevron Corporation's Global Downstream division, to the Council's advisory board. Created by IDG's CXO Media (publisher of CIO magazine), the CIO Executive Council is a professional, member-driven organization that gives CIOs a united voice on technology matters impacting their companies and society. Ehrlich, a 25-year veteran of Chevron, is responsible for leading Global Downstream's Information Technology service function and for stewarding the development and achievement of an overall IT strategy for all segments of Downstream's businesses, including Global Marketing, Global Lubricants, Global Refining and Global Supply and Trading.

According to Mark Hall, General Manager of the CIO Executive Council, "It's an honor to welcome Louis to the board. The CIO role is at a unique turning point with an increasing number of CIOs managing non-IT business processes and strategy, as well as driving revenue at their organizations. Louis has unique experience in this area, as well as the vision and drive to take the CIO profession to new heights."

According to Ehrlich, "The CIO Executive Council is the one organization in a position to advance the profession of the CIO and drive important changes in this business and technology. I'm honored to join the board and have the opportunity to work with my peers to help the Council to achieve its promise."

Ehrlich joins a distinctive line-up of advisory board members, including:

— Jeff Balagna, CIO/COO, Carlson Companies

— Jackie Barretta, CIO, Con-Way Transportation Services;

— Roger Coville, CIO, Abercrombie & Fitch;

— Bill Deam, CIO, ACNielsen

— John Puckett, CTO, DuPont;

— Stephen Warren, CIO, Federal Trade Commission;

With guidance from the Council's board of advisors, the 300+ members from leading U.S. and international companies are driven by their collective strength to pursue change within their organizations and within key industry, academic, media and governmental groups. Launched in April 2004, the Council's major milestones to date include:

— Publication of the CIO Executive Council's Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Playbook, a how-to guide and resource to help CIOs better manage the SOX compliance process in Year Two and beyond. In tandem with this effort, the Council submitted feedback to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding the members' experience implementing Sarbanes-Oxley in Year One.

— Release of the CIO Executive Council's IT Staffing Report, a detailed analysis and report of CIOs' recommendations for improving the supply chain of IT talent in the U.S.

— Creation of the IT Value Matrix, a model and knowledge database identifying the practices and principles CIOs need to ensure maximum value to the enterprise. The Matrix is based on the Council's "Seven Enduring Principles of IT Leadership:"

— Global expansion to Australia and Canada.

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About Chevron Corporation:

Chevron Corporation is one of the world's leading energy companies. With more than 53,000 employees, Chevron subsidiaries conduct business in approximately 180 countries around the world, producing and transporting crude oil and natural gas, and refining, marketing and distributing fuels and other energy products. Chevron is based in San Ramon, California. More information on Chevron is available at

About CXO Media Inc.

CXO Media publishes CIO magazine (launched in 1987),, The CIO Insider, CSO magazine,, and CXO Media serves CIOs, CEOs, CFOs, COOs and other corporate officers who use technology to thrive and prosper in this new era of business. The company strives to enhance partnerships among C-level executives, as well as create opportunities for information technology (IT) and consumer marketers to reach them. In addition to magazines and websites, CXO Media produces Executive Programs, a series of conferences that provide educational and networking opportunities for corporate and government leaders. CXO Media is a subsidiary of IDG.