JULY 9, 2015 — Crowley Maritime Corporation reports 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.
Ms. 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 Mr. 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."
Ms. Harrison joined Crowley in 2013 from Shipowners Claims Bureau in New York where she gained marine insurance experience and managed employees across four offices worldwide. At Crowley, she has supported the company's growing ship management business with claims management, and led the risk management and mitigation for the company's Ebola relief project (Operation United Assistance) as well as the Accord Ship Management acquisition.
Ms. 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 (WISTA) as well as the Maritime Law Association.