Freeman’s Maranville Recognized as a Top IT Leader

December 10, 2012

DALLAS – December 10, 2012 – Freeman, the world’s leading provider of integrated services for live engagements, today announced that Richard Maranville, Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer, has been selected as one of IDG’s Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders for 2013. During the past year, Maranville oversaw a number of IT projects that created enhanced experiences for both Freeman customers and employees, including the launch of the new client-facing Freeman Technology Suite, a variety of applications and tools including a mobile platform for Freeman’s Concierge Elite®, as well as the rollout of an improved intranet.

“I’m incredibly humbled to be recognized among such a respected group of industry leaders,” said Maranville. “Freeman has always been committed to staying on the cutting edge of technology to ensure that it always delivers the best service in the industry. This honor validates our entire team’s commitment to using technology to create solutions that truly address the needs of our customers and our team.”

Computerworld’s Premier 100 IT Leaders issue, published each year, highlights the accomplishments of the honorees, focusing on how they have used technology to have a positive impact on their organizations. The designation as a Premier 100 IT Leader is a lifelong honor.

“The Premier 100 awards program showcases the exceptional work of a dedicated group of technology-savvy business leaders who are driving huge change in their organizations through IT,” said Scot Finnie, editor in chief of Computerworld. “Every day, these exemplary business leaders make strategic technology decisions that track to their organizations’ top priorities. These 100 men and women keep a keen eye on the changing landscape of political, economic, regulatory and technology trends that are driving significant shifts in IT. We are very pleased to recognize the leadership and honor the achievements of the 2013 Premier 100 honorees.”

The upcoming Premier 100 feature can be found in the Feb. 25, 2013, issue of Computerworld and online at

About Freeman

Since 1927, Freeman has been the premier provider of integrated experiential marketing solutions for live engagements including expositions, conventions, corporate events and exhibits. Headquartered in Dallas, with 70 offices in North America, Freeman produces more than 4,300 expositions annually, including 135 of the 250 largest U.S. trade shows, and 11,000 other events worldwide. Customer-driven, Freeman offers a total package of solutions, with a scope of products and services unmatched by the competition. An employee-owned company, Freeman places an emphasis on respect for people and providing unparalleled customer service. Freeman has received numerous trade show industry awards for excellence in leadership, creative design, community service, innovation and customer-driven partnerships.For more information, visit

About Computerworld

Computerworld is the leading source of technology news and information for IT influencers worldwide, providing peer perspective, IT leadership and business results. Computerworld’s award-winning web site (, bi-weekly publication, focused conference series and custom research forms the hub of the world’s largest (40+ edition) global IT media network. Computerworld leads the industry with an online audience of over 3.5 million unique, monthly visitors (Omniture, August 2012). Computerworld is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading media, events and research company. Company information is available at

About the Premier 100

The Premier 100 program was created in 2000 to spotlight individuals who have had a positive impact on their organizations through technology. These are individuals who manage internal IT organizations, mentor and motivate their IT teams and business colleagues, create a positive work environment, envision innovative solutions to business challenges and effectively manage and execute IT strategies. Each year nominees are invited to complete a survey that addresses a number of topics, including their background and experience and their attitude toward risk and innovation. Using Computerworld’s IT Leader Index, which is a measurement of how closely an individual matches our definition of the IT Leader, we analyze the data. Each year, 100 honorees are selected to receive this life-time recognition award. Information on previous honorees can be viewed at:

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