Crawford & Company, a provider of claims management solutions, has appointed Vanessa Elkins-Rogers as vice president of vendor management.

As a vice president, Elkins-Rogers will be responsible for directing multiple corporate support functions, including purchasing and vendor, real estate and fleet management.

She will report to Allen Nelson, general counsel, corporate secretary and chief administrative officer and will be based in Atlanta.

Elkins-Rogers will bring over 20 years of experience in accounting and procurement management and developing centralized supply strategies to Crawford.

Most recently, she served as director of sourcing and supply chain operations for retail and financial markets at Wisconsin-based Johnson Controls.

Nelson said Vanessa has the background and experience necessary to cultivate productive vendor relationships and maximize the firm’s purchasing dollars and processes.