Colonial Group, Inc. Welcomes Alexandra McCants as New Vice President of Human Resources

September 7, 2022

(SAVANNAH, GA) Colonial Group Inc. has announced that Alexandra (Alex) McCants has been named in the newly created role of vice president of Human Resources for the Savannah-based group of companies.

Alexandra McCants

“We are pleased to welcome Alex to this newly created role,” said Brett H. Giesick, executive vice president and COO. “She brings considerable experience and will surely expand and strengthen the company’s support of our 2000-plus employees.”

McCants is the first person to serve in the role of vice president of Human Resources for Colonial Group. She was previously with Emerson, serving as vice president of Human Resources for Commercial & Residential Solutions, supporting 25,000 team members, with a global human resource team of over 400 employees. She also served as Vice President of Talent Management & Diversity for the entire company population of 110,000 employees.

“As the family of companies within Colonial Group continues to grow, so does our need to provide additional resources to support this growth,” said Giesick. “Additionally, as the labor market evolves, we understand the need to work to evolve strategic initiatives and process improvements within the arena of human resources.”

As vice president of Human Resources, McCants’ responsibilities will be to partner with Colonial Group’s Leadership and the Human Resources team to provide human resources support to employees within the corporate and subsidiary companies of the family-owned business founded in 1921. The diversified energy and port-related company has grown to become one of America’s largest privately held companies, and now includes Colonial OilColonial TerminalsColonial Fuel & Lubricant ServicesEnmarketColonial EnergyColonial Chemical SolutionsColonial TowingSavannah Yacht Center and Aqua Smart.

“I am thrilled to be joining the Colonial Group and look forward to stepping into this exciting role,” said McCants. “Colonial’s portfolio of companies is diverse and growing, but this family-owned business also has a long history of valuing its ‘family’ of employees. I look forward to contributing to that culture as well as being a beneficiary of it.” Alex and her husband Alan are in the process of relocating to the Savannah area.

A fourth-generation family-owned business founded in 1921, Colonial Group Inc. (“Colonial Group”) is a diversified energy and port-related company headquartered in Savannah and one of America’s largest privately-held companies. In 2021, the company marked its 100th anniversary by celebrating with its dedicated team of more than 2,000 employees, giving to hometown causes and observing historical milestones. Over the years, the business has diversified to be the umbrella company of Colonial Oil, Colonial Terminals, Colonial Fuel & Lubricant Services, Enmark Stations/enmarket, Colonial Energy, Colonial Chemical Solutions, Colonial Towing, Savannah Yacht Center, and Aqua Smart. For more information on Colonial Group Inc., please visit

Marjorie Young
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