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Crowley names Suz Michel VP human resources and learning

Written by Nick Blenkey
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Suz Michel

JUNE 22, 2017 — Crowley Maritime Corp. has appointed company veteran Susan “Suz” Michel vice president of human resources and learning in a move that will bring all aspects of human capital management under her leadership.

Ms. Michel joined Crowley in 2004 and most recently served as vice president of organizational development and change leadership. She will remain based in Jacksonville, FL, and continue to report to Carl Fox, senior vice president of corporate services.

In her new role, she will oversee all aspects of human resources including talent acquisition, employee on-boarding, training and professional development, benefits, compensation, employee retention, oversee facilities, office services and travel. She will continue to lead people development and learning, organizational development and change leadership.

“Suz will bring a holistic view and management style to human capital management,” said Mr. Fox. “This is precisely what we need as we strengthen our high-performance teams and continue to make Crowley a great place to work.”

In 2004, Ms. Michel joined Crowley in a safety, security, quality and environmental stewardship (SSQE) role focused on regulatory safety training. In 2011, she was promoted to vice president of safety and learning. During her tenure with Crowley, Michel has been instrumental in shaping culture changing processes within the company and developing the performance suite of company culture and leadership training for employees.

Ms. Michel 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.

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