(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.; January 12, 2011) – Crowley Maritime Corporation announced today that Amiee Cords has joined Crowley as the new director of corporate information technology (IT) systems. She is domiciled at company headquarters in Jacksonville, Fla., and will report to Gary Jones, vice president of IT.
In this role Cords has strategic oversight for the financial and human resources (HR) systems, as well as for the company’s other corporate services departments, including risk management, safety, legal, and others. Ultimately, she will provide the strategic vision to improve efficiency and provide enhancements for these corporate IT systems.
For Crowley vendors and customers this means that improvements to the company’s financial system will simplify billing, and will also provide consolidated billing, online tracking and payment histories.
Of particular importance, Cords will be responsible for identifying the technology needs of Crowley’s risk and safety departments, and will develop the strategy for improving the data that can assist Crowley in being a safer place to work.
“Amiee has a wealth of experience, primarily in financial and HR systems,” said Jones. “We look forward to the improvements we will be able to make as a result of her expertise. She’ll be helping to shape the future of our corporate systems, which will help to provide better services to vendors and our employees.”
Cords served as the IT director for Direct Energy in Houston, Texas, from 2007 until recently. She served as IT director the following organizations: from 2004 to 2007 for Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, Calif.; from 2000 to 2004 for Qwest Communications in Denver, Colo.; and from 1996 to 2000 for Ameritech in Hoffman Estates, Ill. She holds a bachelors degree in economics from the University of Minnesota, and has advanced education in information management systems.
Jacksonville-based Crowley Holdings Inc., a holding company of the 119-year-old Crowley Maritime Corporation, is a privately held family and employee-owned company. The company provides marine solutions, transportation and logistics services in domestic and international markets by means of six operating lines of business: Puerto Rico/Caribbean Liner Services, Latin America Liner Services, Logistics Services, Petroleum Services, Marine Services and Technical Services. Offered within these operating lines of business are: liner container and breakbulk shipping; logistics; contract towing and transportation; harbor ship assist and tanker escort; energy support; salvage and emergency response through its TITAN Salvage subsidiary; vessel management; vessel construction and naval architecture through its Jensen Maritime subsidiary; government services, and petroleum and chemical transportation, distribution and sales. Additional information about Crowley, its subsidiaries and business units may be found on the Internet at www.crowley.com.
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