Lexington, Virginia • May 18, 2010
Edwin M. "Mac" Crawford, of Nashville, Tenn., was sworn in as a member of Washington and Lee University's Board of Trustees on May 14, during the board's spring meeting. Crawford is the co-founder of CrawfordSpalding, which focuses on financial and crisis management, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, operational effectiveness, strategic planning and business development.
His co-founders in the business are Bill Spalding, a 1984 graduate of Washington and Lee's School of Law, and his son, Drew Crawford, a member of the Washington and Lee undergraduate class of 1996.
Crawford, a specialist in corporate turnarounds and mergers, began his career as a CPA with Arthur Young & Co. He has held top positions at CVSCaremark Inc., Magellan Health Services, Charter Medical Corp., Mulberry Street Investment Co. and several private firms. Institutional Investor named him Best CEO in Healthcare Technology and Distribution for 2005, 2006 and 2007.
He holds a business degree from Auburn University. Crawford and his wife, Linda, reside in Nashville, Tenn., and Lexington, Ky. They also have a daughter, Ellen, and four grandchildren.