Little Rock, AR—Priority1, a national third-party logistics service, is thrilled to announce that our family is growing! Grant Crawford will be joining Priority1 as our Chief Financial Officer.
Grant has tremendous experience in the transportation industry, including working for FedEx for 23 years on both the ground and freight sides. Grant started as an hourly Dockworker and has over 18 years filled with 12 different roles, which included managing 4 separate terminals (Charleston SC, Tampa, Toledo, St Louis) and Director of Operations for 19 terminals in Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New York, and Maryland. He also led the expansion of FedEx Freight into Canada and ultimately was Vice President of International Operations for 7 years.
After his time at FedEx, Grant served as President of Roadrunner Freight for 3 years and most recently served as President of Emerge. Currently, he is also serving on the Board of Directors for My Freight Staff, based in Ontario, California.
“As for why I chose Priority1, there were a few core reasons. First off, from a reputation standpoint, there isn’t a Logistics company out there who has a better reputation from top to bottom than Priority1. From working directly with Dan Berardi and Will Sison when I was at Roadrunner, I saw firsthand what type of people and culture Priority1 had. Having really ‘grown-up’ at FedEx, taking care of the internal customer [the employees] is the top priority. I consider myself a Servant Leader and am hungry to represent and lead an organization that aligns with my personal and professional beliefs and Priority1 absolutely allows me to accomplish that need. From a growth standpoint, the fantastic track record that P1 has established already is just scratching the surface to what we can do long term and I can’t wait to be part of leading us into a bright future we have,”
Crawford said on his decision to come to Priority1.
Grant will focus on several offerings in addition to serving in the CFO seat including leading Priority1’s expansion into an International offering and working hand-in-hand with our existing team on revamping the enterprise offering.
Currently, Grant is in the process of relocating to Little Rock and his official start date is June 15th, 2020.