Ed Alford has been promoted to
Director of Security for Crowley Maritime Corporation and is now responsible
for supporting all Crowley companies in developing and implementing
effective security programs. In his new position, Alford will remain
domiciled in Port Everglades
and continue to report to Charlie Nalen, Vice
President, Environmental, Safety and Quality Assurance.
Alford began his career with Crowley in 1991 in port operations at the
company's Port Everglades, Fla., terminal. He continued in this capacity
until 1994 when he was promoted to Manager, Contraband Prevention and
Security. Alford has also managed Crowley Liner Services' Maritime Anti-
Narcotic compliance with the U.S. Customs Super Carrier Initiative Agreement
and was instrumental in Crowley being one of the first Sea Carrier companies
approved for the new Customs and Border Protection, Customs Trade
Partnership Against Terrorism program (C-TPAT).
"Ed has enhanced our security program in so many ways through the years,"
said Nalen. "He understands the importance of safety and security to our
customers and to our business and has implemented security programs making
Crowley a leader in the industry. This promotion is a direct result of his
dedication and success."
Alford is a graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and sailed as a
U.S. Coast Guard licensed deck officer on ships and ocean going tugs prior
to joining Crowley. He is also a graduate of the Department of Treasury
Federal Law Enforcement, Seaport Security and Anti-Terrorism Program and is
Crowley's representative on the Maritime Security Council