Lawrence R. Dickerson

Lawrence R. Dickerson

Chairman of the Board

LAWRENCE DICKERSON spent 34 years at Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (NYSE:DO), a deepwater oil and gas drilling contractor, where he served as President and Chief Executive Officer from 2008 until his retirement in 2014. Prior to his service as President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Dickerson served as Chief Financial Officer, during which he helped take the company public, and Chief Operating Officer, during which he gained substantial operating and commercial experience.

In addition to being a seasoned executive, Mr. Dickerson has significant board experience including posts as Member of the Board of Directors of Murphy Oil Corporation (MUR), a gas exploration and production company, and Oil States International (NYSE:OIS), an oilfield equipment services company, since 2014. Mr. Dickerson is on the Audit and Nominating and Governance Committees at Murphy Oil Corporation and is Chairman of the Compensation Committee at Oil States International. From 2015-2016, he was Chairman of the Board of Directors of Hercules Offshore, Inc., an offshore drilling company, and from 2008-2012 he served on the Board of Directors of Global Industries, Ltd. (NASDAQ:GLBL), a subsea construction company that was sold to Technip in 2011.

The Ellis Island

The Ellis Island recently commenced dredging operations on Phase 1 of the MSCIP Comprehensive Barrier Island Restoration Plan in the U. S. Gulf of Mexico offshore of Gulfport Mississippi. With a 15,000 cubic yard capacity Ellis Island is the largest hopper dredge in the U. S..

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In 2006, GLDD adopted an Incident-and Injury-Free (IIF®) safety management program that has been integrated into all aspects of the company’s culture. The company’s commitment to the IIF® culture promotes a work environment where employee safety is paramount.

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Great Lakes Dredge & Dock (GLDD) is North America’s dredging industry leader, the largest provider of marine dredging, and the only U.S. company with substantial overseas operations. 

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