The Board of Directors of Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation, the largest provider of dredging services in the United States and a major provider of environmental and remediation services, yesterday elected Major General (Ret.) Michael J. Walsh as a director and appointed him to the Company’s Compensation Committee, effective immediately.
“Major General Walsh has an extensive background in engineering, delivering and maintaining water resources solutions, and we are delighted to have him join our board,” commented Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Jonathan Berger.
Walsh currently serves as Vice President – Water Resources and Coastal Resiliency at Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, based in Fairfax, VA.
Included among his notable accomplishments are delivering a $10 billion hurricane storm damage risk reduction program for the New Orleans area and convening the first Mississippi River Watershed meeting, the America’s Inner Coast Summit, which opened a dialog among a broad cross section of representatives from 20 states and 76 watershed partners to shape a sustainable future for the Mississippi River Watershed and establish a 200 year vision.
Walsh said: “Given my background, I understand how critical it is for the United States and other maritime nations to build and maintain a robust water infrastructure. Environmental remediation, both on land and in water, is just as important.”
“Mr. Walsh’s deep knowledge of maintaining infrastructure in the United States, in particular, our water resources, and his experience working for the Corps, Great Lakes’ largest domestic dredging customer, will provide a unique and valuable perspective as we grow our business,” stated Mr. Berger.
Press Release, July 31, 2014