The Eagles announced Monday that Pamela Browner Crawley will join the organization as Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and Government Relations. Crawley will play a key role in designing and overseeing the organization's strategic communications, public affairs, media relations, government relations and community relations responsibilities. She will join the Eagles from her current position as Senior Vice President and Director of Public Affairs at Citizens Bank.
"Pamela Browner Crawley is an outstanding professional with terrific experience in the communications field, and we are delighted to have her with us," said Joe Banner, Eagles President and COO. "We think that her skills match perfectly with our needs in this area, and we also look forward to her participation and leadership in the many programs that we run in the community."
As part of her new role, Crawley will develop and implement comprehensive community relations strategies to promote the Club's role as a good public citizen throughout the Greater Philadelphia region. She will also work with senior management to set priorities and define the media and government relations strategies for the organization.
Crawley is an accomplished businesswoman in the City of Philadelphia. In her work at Citizens Bank since 2001, she has been responsible for shaping Citizens Bank's public image and community focus for the mid-Atlantic region of the Bank. She has spearheaded communications, government relations, public relations and the Citizens Bank Foundation. Crawley's responsibilities included directing many of the Bank's successful community initiatives such as the Neighborhood Investment Programs in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and other cities across the Commonwealth. In that capacity, she helped create and launch the company's innovative $250 million Citizens Job Bank program. The first of its kind in the nation, the Job Bank created a partnership with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to spur the creation or retention of more than 5,000 jobs statewide.
Involved in civic and community activities, Crawley chairs the Marian Anderson Award, named after the famed Philadelphia-born contralto. The Board's mission is to provide financial support to young, financially-challenged artists and to recognize and bestow the Marian Anderson Award on artists/humanitarians who utilize their talents to make the world a better place. Past recipients include Harry Belafonte, Oprah Winfrey, Sidney Poitier and in 2007, Richard Gere.
"The Eagles are a great team and a terrific organization, and I am thrilled to be joining the Club," said Crawley. "This is a tremendous opportunity to build on the team's dedication to community-oriented programs, to impact Philadelphia's passionate sports fans, and to continue to showcase the great work of the Eagles."