A. Bruce Crawley ’67 to Receive HSB Hall of Fame Award
Thursday, March 6, 2014
PHILADELPHIA (March 7. 2014) – A. Bruce Crawley ’67, the president and principal owner of Millennium 3 Management, Inc., will be honored with the annual Haub School of Business (HSB) Hall of Fame Award. Crawley will receive the award during the Hall of Fame dinner on April 16, at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel.
“We are excited to honor Bruce with this award,” says Joseph A. DiAngelo Jr., Ed.D. ’70, dean of HSB. “In addition to his many career accolades, Bruce has supported the University through his leadership, mentoring and scholarships. He exemplifies everything we seek in our students.”
Early in his career, Crawley served as senior vice president, public and investor relations, and as vice president, advertising director, at First Pennsylvania Bank. Through that experience, and through his work at Millennium 3 Management, a high-profile branding and communications firm, Crawley has become a respected public relations and marketing expert in the greater Philadelphia area. He received his master’s degree in journalism from Temple University, and is an accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).
Crawley has served Philadelphia in many capacities, including his work on-air at WURD-AM for four years. He was also a weekly, Sunday columnist for the Philadelphia Tribune, America’s oldest African-American newspaper. He currently serves on the corporate advisory board for Al Dia, the most popular Spanish-language newspaper in the Greater Philadelphia area. Over the years, Crawley has worked as a communications advisor and consultant for many campaigning and elected officials, at both the state and the municipal levels; he was crucial to the successful campaigns of John F. Street, a former mayor of Philadelphia.
The recent success of the Philadelphia travel and tourism industry is due in large part to the tireless efforts of Crawley. He served as chairman of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PCVB), for five years, and is currently chairman emeritus and a member of the organization’s Executive Committee. He is also a founding member of Visit Philadelphia (formerly Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation). In addition, Crawley was the founder of the African-American Chamber of Commerce in Philadelphia, in 1993, and chaired the organization for 13 years.
A man with and for others, Crawley has chosen to give back to the University through meaningful service. He currently serves on the University’s Board of Trustees, and is a member of the board’s governance and leadership and strategic planning committees, and the external affairs sub-committee. Crawley also chairs the University's marketing and communications committee. In the past, he was a member of the Erivan K. Haub School of Business Board of Visitors. In addition, Crawley provides a scholarship in his name to the Ignatian College Connection, which aids under-resourced students.
“I am, of course, very humbled by this recognition from my alma mater, Saint Joseph’s University,” says Crawley. “The school rose to prominence nationwide as one that served as a conduit for a wide array of first-generation college students, launching them into successful professional careers. I was fortunate to be one such student.”
He continues, “Today, the University’s Haub School is the largest Jesuit-affiliated business school in the United States, and a constant source of pride and motivation to current students, alumni and their families.
“This is a great honor.”