HSB Hall of Fame Recipient, 2014
One of Philadelphia’s most widely respected public relations and marketing experts, A. Bruce Crawley ’67 is the founding president and principal owner of Millennium 3 Management, Inc., a branding and communications firm with a client roster with a wide array of regional and national brands including AmeriHealth Caritas, Maramont Corporation, Chester Community Charter School and PHL Local Gaming, LLC.
A member of Saint Joseph’s Board of Trustees, Crawley chairs the board’s marketing and communications committee. He also sits on its governance and leadership and strategic planning committees and external affairs sub-committee. He is a former member of the Erivan K. Haub School of Business Board of Visitors
Crawley supports students with a named scholarship offered through the Ignatian College Connection, one of the University’s signature programs aimed at providing need-based support awards to under-resourced students. He speaks regularly to students about enhancing their marketability through education.
Crawley is a member of the executive committee of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PCVB). He served as that organization’s board chairman for five years and co-founded its Multicultural Affairs Congress.
A founding member of Visit Philadelphia, Crawley founded Philadelphia’s African-American Chamber of Commerce in 1993 and served as that organization’s chairman for 13 years. He serves on the board of Independence Blue Cross, Saint Joseph’s Preparatory School (his high school alma mater) and Children’s Literacy Initiative.
Active throughout his career in the public sector, Crawley has been a campaign consultant and governmental communications advisor for numerous elected officials at the state and municipal levels, most notably in Philadelphia City Council elections and in both successful mayoral campaigns for John F. Street.
Noted for his direct involvement in media issues, Crawley served as a radio personality on Philadelphia’s WURD-AM for four years and as a columnist for The Philadelphia Tribune, the nation’s oldest continually published newspaper edited for African-American audiences, for four years. He is also a member of the corporate advisory board of Al Dia, the Delaware Valley’s highest-circulated Spanish-language newspaper.
An accredited member of the Public Relations Society of America, Crawley earned a master’s degree in journalism from Temple University and was named to the School of Communications and Theater’s Hall of Fame in 2004.
The oldest of six siblings, Crawley resides in Philadelphia and has one son, Christopher, and a daughter-in-law, Aneesa, who reside in Smyrna, Ga.