Crowley promotes Brad Brown to VP of information technology

(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) ­— Crowley Maritime Corp. announced today that Brad Brown has been promoted to vice president of information technology. He will remain based in Jacksonville and continue to report to Carl Fox senior vice president, corporate services.

As vice president of IT, Brown is now responsible for the teams managing network infrastructure and operations, end-user support, voice and data communications, technology sourcing and delivery, information security, process engineering and business solutions.

“To improve communication, streamline decision making, and facilitate better business alignment, we are consolidating information technology with process engineering and business solutions under Brad’s leadership,” said Fox. “With the amount of transformation (projects and infrastructure) underway, this consolidation will improve synergy and collaboration, and help us achieve our objectives more efficiently.” 

Brown joined Crowley in 2001 and has worked for multiple lines of business as well as information technology in a variety of roles during his tenure. In his most recent position, Brown led the business solutions group, which was responsible for aligning IT projects and resources to the company’s business objectives. He graduated from East Tennessee State University with a BBA in accounting in 1986, and earned a MBA and a BS in information systems from the University of North Florida in 1995.  

Jacksonville-based Crowley Holdings Inc., a holding company of the 123-year-old Crowley Maritime Corp.n, is a privately held family and employee-owned company. The company provides project solutions, energy and logistics services in domestic and international markets by means of six operating lines of business: Puerto Rico/Caribbean Liner Services, Latin America Liner Services, Logistics Services, Petroleum Services, Marine Services and Technical Services. Offered within these operating lines of business are: liner container shipping, logistics, contract towing and transportation; ship assist and escort; energy support; salvage and emergency response through its Titan Salvage subsidiary; vessel management; vessel construction and naval architecture through its Jensen Maritime subsidiary; government services, and petroleum and chemical transportation, distribution and sales. Additional information about Crowley, its subsidiaries and business units may be found on the Internet at

By Professional Mariner Staff