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Officers of the Corporation

Thomas B. Crowley, Jr.
Chairman and CEO

Thomas B. Crowley, Jr.

Chairman and CEO

Located in Oakland, CA

Chairman, President and CEO Thomas Crowley Jr.

Thomas B. Crowley, Jr. has served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors since 1994 following his father and grandfather in such roles dating back to 1892. Under Mr. Crowley’s leadership the company has sold non-core and/or underperforming businesses, such as its South America liner services operation, California passenger services business, and Alaska all-terrain transportation company, while making a series of acquisitions to allow Crowley to expand into areas of opportunity such as logistics, petroleum transportation and distribution, ship management, marine salvage and wreck removal, naval architecture and engineering, project management and LNG services. 

He has focused on building the company relative to its expertise on water, while leveraging other asset-light areas of expertise to develop a portfolio of businesses that offer both strong integration and diversification of risk.

A staunch supporter of the American maritime industry, Mr. Crowley has invested billions of dollars during his tenure in the construction of American built tugboats, heavy-lift flat-deck barges, articulated tug barges (ATBs) and tankers utilizing best-available technology with a focus on safety, environmental protection, performance and efficiency. And the company’s growth plans call for further investment in a variety of new vessels over the next several years.

Recognizing the importance of having knowledgeable, skilled and safe employees, Mr. Crowley has dedicated a significant amount of his attention to employee education, management training and other initiatives to build a collaborative, high-performance culture. He has placed safety at the center of everything the company does and is challenging employees to achieve the goal of doing zero harm to people, property and the environment.

Mr. Crowley holds a business finance degree from the University of Washington. Away from work Mr. Crowley lends his time and expertise to a number of organizations. He is on the board of directors of the World Shipping Council, an advisory board member at the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business, and a longstanding member of the Young Presidents Organization.

William A. Pennella
Vice COB, Executive Vice President

William A. Pennella

Vice COB, Executive Vice President

Located in Jacksonville, FL, and Oakland, CA

Bill Pennella

Bill Pennella joined Crowley in 1987, and since that time has held positions of increasing responsibility, including vice president of human resources, senior vice president of human resources/administration and executive vice president. He has more than 40 years of experience in administration, human resources, and labor relations. Prior to joining Crowley, he worked in those fields for two global steamship lines. Pennella graduated from Rutgers University, with degrees in psychology and business.

Responsibilities include: 
Human resources; purchasing; security, quality and environmental; corporate communications; labor relations; training; treasury; controllership; financial reporting; planning; accounting services; internal auditing; data center services; network services; technology management and IT support and control

John Calvin
Senior Vice President, Controller

John Calvin

Senior Vice President, Controller

Located in Jacksonville, FL

John Calvin

Since joining Crowley more than 25 years ago, Calvin has held positions of increasing responsibility, including vice president, Caribbean Islands Services; corporate director of strategic and financial planning and division controller.

Calvin has more than 30 years of experience in financial and management reporting, budgeting and strategic planning and analysis. He earned a Bachelors of business administration in accounting and finance from the University of North Florida, and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.

Responsibilities include:
The strategic planning, procurement, accounting, payroll and financial reporting functions of the corporation.

Bruce Love
Corporate Counsel, Assistant Corporate Secretary

Bruce Love

Corporate Counsel, Assistant Corporate Secretary

Located in Jacksonville, FL

Bruce Love

Love joined Crowley in 1983 as contract counsel in San Francisco. He was promoted to corporate counsel in 1987 and then to corporate secretary in 2000. Prior to Crowley, Love worked for the Federal Maritime Commission, first as a hearings attorney then as an appeals attorney, before moving to Lillick, McHose & Charles as an associate practicing in the federal regulatory and administrative law areas with an emphasis on maritime and overland transportation.

After receiving a business degree from the University of Texas he received his Juris Doctor from the Southern Methodist University School of Law located in Dallas, Texas. He is a member of the California bar.

Responsibilities include:
A wide array of legal matters, including contracts (especially IT-related), real property and environmental, as well as corporate governance matters for the principal corporations and most of their subsidiaries.

Arthur F. Mead III
Vice President, General Counsel, Assistant Corporate Secretary

Arthur F. Mead III

Vice President, General Counsel, Assistant Corporate Secretary

Located in Jacksonville, FL

Art Mead

Mead joined Crowley in Oakland, California, in 1996 as an associate corporate counsel and has since held positions of increasing responsibility, including general counsel to Crowley’s domestic and international liner and logistics divisions and assistant general counsel from 2001 to 2006. In 2007, Mead managed the legal affairs of Crowley during a tender offer for the company’s publicly held shares, helping successfully convert Crowley to private ownership.

Prior to joining Crowley, Mead worked at the U.S. Department of Justice, Torts Branch (Admiralty).  He is a member of the Maritime Law Association of the United States (co-chair, In-house Counsel Committee, 1998-Present).

A graduate of the State University of New York, Maritime College at Fort Schuyler with a degree in business, Mead held commercial- and marine-operations related positions, including at Stolt Parcel Tankers, Inc., prior to earning a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco, where he was an editor of the Law Review. He is an authorized Florida counsel and a member of the California Bar.

Responsibilities include:
Providing legal counsel to all of Crowley’s various business units, including supporting a wide array of marine energy support projects, petroleum transportation and Titan Salvage & Wreck Removal

Michael Roberts
Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Michael Roberts

Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Located in Jacksonville, FL

Michael Roberts

For nearly 20 years, Roberts has represented Crowley on legal, regulatory and legislative issues.  After several years of government service and private law practice in Washington, DC, Roberts joined the company in 1991 as a corporate counsel.  He was promoted to vice president of government relations in 1994, a role he served until 2000.  
 
The next nine years were spent in private practice in Washington, DC, most recently as a partner with Venable, LLP, one of The American Lawyer's top 100 law firms. While there, he represented Crowley and other clients involved in domestic and international trade and transportation. He returned to Crowley in September 2008 as senior vice president, general counsel, corporate secretary.
 
 Roberts has assumed much of the legal, regulatory and legislative responsibilities for the company over the past two decades. These include laws governing the domestic trades, such as the Jones Act; maritime promotional programs, such as the Maritime Security Act; economic regulation of the shipping industry, such as the Ocean Shipping Reform Act and more. He has also managed Crowley’s political action committee, and helped to coordinate trade association work supporting the interests of the American maritime industry.  
 
Roberts also taught business law as an adjunct professor at American University, Washington College of Law. He is a life member of the National Defense Transportation Association; a member of the Propeller Club of the United States (DC Board of Governors, 1994 to 2003); a member of the Maritime Administrative Bar Association (served as president from 1999 to 2000); a member of Coastwise Coalition (founding chairman) and a member of the Navy League of the United States.
 
Roberts has a Bachelor of Arts degree with high honors from Michigan State University, and a Juris Doctor degree cum laude from American University, Washington College of Law.
 
Roberts has overall responsibility for the legal, government relations and risk and insurance functions of the company. He supervises an in-house staff that includes many lawyers and other professionals, and manages the activities of outside counsel and consultants employed by the company.

Carl Fox
Senior Vice President, Corporate Services

Carl Fox

Senior Vice President, Corporate Services

Located in Jacksonville, FL

fox

Fox rejoined Crowley in 2010 as vice president of strategic initiatives and marketing for the liner and logistics business units. He had previously worked for Crowley from 1987 to 1995 with responsibilities in business development and process improvement. Before rejoining Crowley, Fox served as senior vice president for Sea Star, providing leadership in sales, marketing, customer service, pricing, and yield management, and was also the executive vice president of administration and financial planning for Navieras, offering commercial, administration and financial expertise. Outside of Crowley, he serves as chairman of the board for the Northeast Chapter of the Florida Red Cross.

Responsibilities include:
Information technology; corporate communications; human resources; safety, security, quality and environmental (SSQE); people development and learning; strategic projects, and facilities development and travel

Momodou Sallah
Assistant Treasurer

Momodou Sallah

Assistant Treasurer

Located in Jacksonville, FL

Momodou Sallah

Sallah joined Crowley in 1999 as a senior treasury analyst in Oakland, California, and was responsible for review of lease contracts, lease database administration, debt and lease payments and the administration of letters of credit. In late 2005 he relocated to Jacksonville and was promoted to assistant treasurer in 2006.

Prior to joining Crowley, Sallah served as finance manager at Spear Technologies, and held various roles in finance and accounting at Tenera, Inc., in San Francisco, Calif. He has a Bachelor of Science in political economy from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Masters in Business Administration in finance from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, California.

Responsibilities include:
Oversight of Crowley’s cash-management function, including cash custody, the cash-transfer process, foreign currency exchanges, cash disbursement, global-location funding and sweeps, and bank relations; short-term cash forecasting; excess cash investments; revolving credit-line borrowing; letters of credit and bank guarantees; the administration of Crowley’s Title-XI funding and involvement in the negotiations, organization, documentation, review and execution of various financing of debt and leases

Bryan Smith
Vice President, Finance and Tax

Bryan Smith

Vice President, Finance and Tax

Located in Jacksonville, FL

Bryan Smith

Smith joined Crowley in 1998 as manager, financial reporting. He was then promoted to director, SEC tax and audit, where he managed the company’s SEC reporting and compliance, coordinated tax-planning initiatives and managed the company’s external audits. Before his move to Crowley, Smith worked as an audit manager for PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

He has a Bachelor's degree in accounting from Jacksonville University, and is a Certified Public Accountant.
 
Responsibilities include:
Corporate planning, primarily supporting mergers and acquisitions and corporate structuring; tax-planning and compliance functions; and serves as lead liaison with the company’s external auditors

Alan R. Twaits
Vice President and General Counsel

Alan R. Twaits

Vice President and General Counsel

Located in Jacksonville, FL

Alan Twaits

Twaits serves Crowley as vice president and general counsel. Prior to joining Crowley, Twaits served as general counsel for three companies, Seabulk International, Carnival Corporation and Premier Cruise Lines. He has over 25 years of legal experience in the maritime industry.

Responsibilities include:
A wide array of legal affairs and projects, ensuring that business practices, policies and dealings of the corporation meet regulatory and legal requirements. He is involved in business transactions and contract negotiations with several of the company’s business units.

Dan Warner
Senior Vice President, Treasurer

Dan Warner

Senior Vice President, Treasurer

Located in Jacksonville, FL

Dan Warner

Warner began his career with Crowley in 2001 as a senior analyst for the corporate planning group, where he worked until his promotion to director of finance for the logistics group, followed by a move to the Puerto Rico/Caribbean liner services group. The Board of Directors approved his appointment to the position of senior vice president and treasurer in 2005.

Prior to joining Crowley, Warner held various finance positions including four years at Citigroup in New York culminating with his position as a Vice President of Finance. He has a Bachelors degree from Northwestern University and a Masters in Business Administration from Cornell University.

Responsibilities include:
Management of treasury activities for the entire organization; corporate banking, credit and collection and investment; negotiating all short/long term debt financing for entire corporation.