Crowley Maritime promoted Art Mead to Senior Vice President and General Counsel effective January 1. He will remain in Jacksonville 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.
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.