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Ivey appoints Brigadier General Edward F. Crowell as Montgomery probate judge

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Governor Kay Ivey on Wednesday announced she has named Brigadier General (USAF, ret.)  Edward F. Crowell to serve as Montgomery County’s Probate Judge. The governor signed Crowell’s appointment letter this afternoon.

“When I think of General Ed Crowell, the word ‘service’ is the first word that comes to mind,” Governor Ivey said. “I know that that he will carry his strong work ethic and commitment of service and duty into his role as Montgomery’s Probate Judge. From his long-career in the military, his work in the private sector, and his service in the community, he is more than qualified to serve in this role.

Crowell recently was the president and chief executive officer for VT Kinetics, parent company for VT Miltope and VT MAK based in Cambridge, MA, and VT Miltope based in Montgomery. Prior to his work in the private sector, Crowell served in the United States Air Force and the Reserves for 35 years.

Crowell currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Montgomery Metro YMCA, Auburn University in Montgomery Advisory Board, the Alabama Shakespeare Festival (ASF) Board, recent past Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100, and the Air University Foundation Board.

Crowell earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Economics from Alabama State University in 1971. He later received a Master of Business Administration from Troy State University in 2001.

He is married to Earnestine Crowell and lives in Montgomery.

Crowell’s appointment is effective immediately.

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