About Us

Officers of the Corporation

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Located in Jacksonville, FL

Thomas B. 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.

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

Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Located in Jacksonville, FL

Harrison joined Crowley in 2013 as director, claims, in the risk management department, where she managed claims, supported Crowley’s growing ship management business, and led the team’s risk management and mitigation efforts for the historic West Africa Ebola relief project (Operation United Assistance). In 2015, she was promoted to vice president, procurement, where she led the modernization and enhancement of the procurement function to support all lines of business. She joined Crowley’s Senior Leadership Team in 2019.

Before joining Crowley, Harrison served as vice president and FD&D manager with Shipowners Claims Bureau in New York, managers of The American Steamship Owners Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association, where she handled a variety of both P&I and FD&D claims and managed the Club’s overall portfolio of FD&D claims. She also practiced maritime law for several years at Chaffe McCall, LLP, in New Orleans.

Harrison holds both Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees from the University of Virginia, as well as a Juris Doctor degree, magna cum laude, from Tulane Law School with a certificate in maritime law. She is the president of the U.S. chapter of WISTA, the Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association. She is also a proctor member of the Maritime Law Association of the United States, as well as the 2018-19 editor-in-chief of SEALI, the Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Legal
  • Risk Management
  • Crowley Cares Foundation

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.

Vice President, Assistant Treasurer

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

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.

Senior Vice President, Corporate Services

Located in Jacksonville, FL

Carl R. 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

Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, and Assistant Corporate Secretary

Located in Jacksonville, Florida.

Alford serves Crowley as Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, and Assistant Corporate Secretary. With extensive experience in corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, strategic transactions and compliance, Alford is responsible for a wide array of domestic and international legal matters, including contract negotiations, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, compliance initiatives, financing transactions, regulatory filings, intellectual property and real estate transactions.

Prior to joining Crowley, Alford served as a senior corporate attorney and strategic advisor in both public and private equity-owned companies, responsible for closing a significant number of mergers and acquisitions transactions, including the multi-billion-dollar sale of an international corporation. Prior to going in-house, Alford had a successful career as a transactional and corporate lawyer at a large law firm.