Crowley Maritime Corp.'s Parker Harrison and Mark Miller are Promoted to VP Positions
JACKSONVILLE, FL - Crowley Maritime Corporation has announced two executive promotions. Mark Miller has been promoted to Vice President, Corporate and Marketing Communications within Crowley’s corporate services group and Parker Harrison has been promoted to Vice President of Procurement.
Miller will remain in Jacksonville and continue to report to Carl Fox, Senior Vice President of Corporate Services.
“Mark has successfully developed a highly skilled team that consistently performs beyond expectations,” said Fox. “He has taken on increased responsibility over the past couple of years, particularly with the growth of internet marketing, content marketing and social media. Crowley’s image and reputation are stronger today, which is due in part to the work Mark and his team have done.”
Miller most recently served as Crowley’s Director of Corporate and Marketing Communications, and joined the company in 1995 as Manager, Public Relations and Advertising for Crowley’s liner services group. According to a press release, over the years he assumed communications roles of increasing scope and responsibility for the entire corporation.
Miller is director of all aspects of internal and external communications around the world for both Crowley and its commercial subsidiaries. He and his team are responsible for the following for the company:
- Companies’ brand development and protection
- Media relations and crisis communications
- Strategic development
- Execution and oversight of marketing communications
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. She will remain based in Jacksonville and report to John Calvin, Senior Vice President and Controller.
“Parker is customer focused, very bright and has high energy with a good balance of professional poise,” said 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.”
Harrison joined Crowley in 2013 from Shipowners Claims Bureau in New York where she gained relevant marine insurance experience and managed employees across four offices worldwide. While at Crowley, Harrison supported the company’s growing ship management business with claims management, and led the risk management and mitigation for the Ebola relief project (Operation United Assistance) as well as the Accord Ship Management acquisition. 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 as well as the Maritime Law Association.