December 30, 2005
Promotions at Crowley Maritime
Crowley Maritime Corporation is promoting Art Mead to Senior Vice President and General Counsel and Dan Warner to Senior Vice President and Treasurer. Both will remain in Jacksonville, Fla. and will report to Bill Pennella, Crowley's Vice Chairman and Executive Vice President.
Mead will have corporate wide responsibility for all legal matters. As general counsel, Mead ensures that the business practices, policies and dealings of the corporation and its affiliates meet regulatory requirements protecting Crowley from adverse legal action. Additionally, Mead will direct legal actions for, and manage the defense of claims against Crowley and also interpret and prepare legal documents. Mead will join Crowley's Management Team and provide counsel to management on legal matters.
Reporting to Mead are Vice President and General Counsel Alan Twaits, Corporate Secretary Bruce Love and Senior Corporate Counselors Fred Moss and Peter Popov.
Mead joined Crowley in Oakland, California in June of 1996 as an Associate Corporate Counsel and has since held positions of increased responsibilities; most recently serving as Crowley's Vice President and General Counsel in Jacksonville were he provided legal counsel to Crowley's Liner Shipping and Logistics business units.
Prior to joining Crowley, Mead worked at the U.S. Department of Justice, Admiralty and Shipping Division and held commercial marine transportation related positions at Stolt-Nielsen, Inc. and Maersk Line Limited. Mead also currently serves as a U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander with the reserve component of Military Sealift Command. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York, Maritime College at Fort Schuyler and earned his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco where he was an editor of the Law Review. He is a member of the California Bar and authorized Florida counsel.
Dan Warner is responsible for the direction and management of the treasury activities of the total organization. He ensures that financial transactions, policies and procedures meet corporate objectives and regulatory body requirements. He also manages the corporate banking and investment functions and is responsible for negotiating all company-wide short and long-term debt financing. Reporting to Warner are Senior Treasury Analysts Momodou Sallah and Jennifer Pope.
Warner began his career with Crowley in November 2001 as a Senior Analyst for the corporate planning group where he worked until his promotion to Director of Finance for the Logistics unit followed by a move to the Puerto Rico/Caribbean liner shipping unit. The board of directors approved his appointment to his prior position of Vice President and Treasurer in May of 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.