SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dean England, Co-Chairman of Salt Lake City-based Transportation provider C.R. England, today announced the appointment of TJ England as Vice President and General Counsel. Mr. England assumes leadership of the company's legal department from Nelson Hayes, who has served in the role since 1993. Mr. Hayes will remain with the company and retain his title of Senior Vice President and Litagation Counsel in advance of his retirement in late 2015.
"TJ now assumes the role for which he has prepared for many years," said Dean England. "He has worked very hard and shown his abilities and legal expertise since rejoining the company two years ago. We appreciate his efforts to be ready for this new responsibility of leading our legal department. TJ, Nelson, and the legal team will work together closely to ensure a seamless transition."
TJ England has been the Deputy General Counsel and Director of Corporate Compliance since April 2013. He joined the company in January 2012 as Associate General Counsel. Prior to joining C.R. England, Mr. England was an attorney with the Salt Lake City law firm of Ray Quinney & Nebeker and worked in the American Trucking Associations Litigation Center in Arlington, VA. His specialties include transportation compliance, and commercial and tort litigation.
Mr. England has a bachelor's degree in Finance from the University of Utah and his J.D. from The George Washington University Law School.
"Nelson Hayes will continue to provide his legal guidance to the organization," Dean England said. "Nelson has had a long and significant role during his time with C.R. England. He has made great contributions to the success of the company. There is never a good time for someone of Nelson's stature to depart. However, these changes give us the best opportunity to navigate his departure with the least amount of disruption."
Prior to joining C.R. England in 1993, Mr. Hayes was a partner in private practice for 15 years. His area of expertise was litigation. Mr. Hayes served on the board of the Trucking Industry Defense Association for nine years and has participated as faculty for numerous organizations including the Defense Research Institute, the American Trucking Association, and the American Bar Association. Mr. Hayes received his bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University and his J.D. from Brigham Young University's J. Reuben Clark Law School.
About C.R. England
Founded in 1920, C.R. England, Inc. corporate headquarters are located in Salt Lake City, Utah and is one of North America's largest transportation companies and the world's largest temperature-controlled carrier. C.R. England services include National, Mexico and Regional Truckload service in addition to Dedicated and Intermodal services. Visit www.crengland.com.
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