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Crowley Promotes Parker Harrison to VP of Procurement


(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.; July 8, 2015) ­– Crowley Maritime Corporation announced today that Parker Harrison has been promoted to vice president of procurement. She will remain based in Jacksonville and report to John Calvin, senior vice president and controller. 

Harrison, former director of claims within Crowley’s risk management group, will be responsible for corporate-wide procurement, managing teams in Florida, Washington, Alaska, Louisiana and New Jersey, with additional support provided by personnel in El Salvador.

“Parker is customer focused, very bright and has high energy with a good balance of professional poise,” said Calvin. “With her legal background and experience, we will enhance our focus on strategic sourcing and contracting as well as gain traction in consortia purchase opportunities.”

Harrison joined Crowley in 2013 from Shipowners Claims Bureau in New York where she gained relevant marine insurance experience and managed employees across four offices worldwide. While at Crowley, Harrison supported the company’s growing ship management business with claims management, and led the risk management and mitigation for the Ebola relief project (Operation United Assistance) as well as the Accord Ship Management acquisition.  Harrison received a Juris Doctor degree from Tulane Law School with a certificate in Maritime Law. She is a member of the Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association as well as the Maritime Law Association.

Jacksonville-based Crowley Holdings Inc., a holding company of the 123-year-old Crowley Maritime Corporation, is a privately held family and employee-owned company. The company provides project solutions, energy 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 shipping, logistics, contract towing and transportation; ship assist and 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