Crowley Maritime has promoted Julia Shemesh to the position of vice president and deputy general counsel. Shemesh, who’s based in Seattle, will report to senior vice president and general counsel, Michael Roberts, who works out of Crowley’s Jacksonville, Florida corporate headquarters.
In her new role, Shemesh is responsible for providing advice and support on legal issues affecting company business on the West Coast, including petroleum distribution, marine solutions, and harbor ship assist and tanker escort services.
The company also says she’ll play an active role assisting in the continued expansion of Crowley subsidiary Jensen Maritime, which specializes in naval architecture and marine engineering services.
“I truly enjoy working with each business unit and its leaders, and I’m looking forward to assisting them from a more strategic perspective,” Shemesh said in a statement announcing the promotion. “My goal is to help them continue to grow their businesses and reach their objectives while minimizing risk to the corporation.”
Prior to joining Crowley as senior corporate counsel in 2009, Shemesh practiced with Allen & Overy, where she specialized in corporate law and advised on mergers, acquisitions, privatizations, initial public offerings and project financing.