Jerry Dowd has been promoted to Vice President of Labor Relations for Crowley Maritime Corporation and will now be responsible for the development and implementation of Crowley's overall labor strategy. He will oversee contract negotiations, union relationships and the day-to-day administration of collective bargaining agreements throughout the entire Crowley organization.
Dowd will remain in Seattle where he will report to Bill Pennella, Crowley's Vice Chairman and Executive V.P. Reporting to Dowd will be both East and West Coast labor functions.
Dowd joined Crowley in 1984 as Director of Personnel and Labor Relations for the company's former California division – most recently serving as Director of Human Resources and Labor Relations for Crowley Marine Services' West Coast operating groups.
Dowd holds a B.S. degree in business and industrial management from San Jose State University in San Jose, Calif.