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Suz Michel Promoted to Vice President, People Development and Learning

(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.; March 31, 2011) – Crowley Maritime Corp. announced today that Suz Michel has been promoted to vice president of People Development and Learning. Michel will relocate from Seattle, Wash., to the company’s headquarters in Jacksonville, Fla.

Michel, who previously served as director of People Development and Learning, will report to Carl Fox, senior vice president, corporate services.

As vice president, Michel will continue her work in helping employees – both shoreside and on vessels – develop skills and competencies to improve organizational performance. One of the key areas of focus is culture initiatives that focus on employee performance and alignment with Crowley’s corporate objectives.

“Suz has been instrumental in our culture-changing process here at Crowley,” said Fox. “She really has moved the company to a new level of excellence, and has helped our employees to develop core competencies that raise the level of ability for them to do their jobs well and safely. She will help lead our safety culture initiatives as we continue to focus its importance.” 

Michel joined Crowley in 2004, in the company’s Safety, Security, Quality and Environmental (SSQE) department where she concentrated on regulatory safety training. In 2007, she was promoted to director of People Development and Learning. During her tenure with Crowley, Michel has been instrumental in shaping the department and reinforcing Crowley’s core value – Our People – through the development of learning programs for personnel. Programs have included leadership, supervision, employee development as well as safety training for crew and terminals. 

She has an undergraduate degree in education and a master’s degree in industrial psychology. She received the company’s highest honor, the Thomas Crowley Trophy, in 2008.

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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