This excerpt taken from the GLDD DEF 14A filed Oct 4, 2007.
Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. The corporate governance and nominating committee is comprised of Messrs. Grissom, Souleles and Leight. The corporate governance and nominating committee is responsible for: (i) developing and recommending qualification standards and other criteria for selecting new directors, identifying individuals qualified to become Board members consistent with qualification standards and other criteria approved by the Board and recommending to the Board such individuals as nominees to the Board for its approval; (ii) overseeing evaluations of the Board, individual Board members and the Board committees; and (iii) overseeing the Companys compliance with ethics policies and considering matters of corporate governance. The corporate governance and nominating committee will consider nominees for election or appointment to the Board that are recommended by stockholders, provided that a complete description of the nominees qualifications, experience and background, together with a statement signed by each nominee in which he or she consents to act as such, accompanies the recommendations, provided further that nominations by stockholders must be made in accordance with the Company By-Laws. See Proposals for the 2008 Annual Meeting below. Such recommendations should be submitted in writing to the attention of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee, c/o Corporate Secretary, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation, 2122 York Road, Oak Brook, IL 60523 and should not include self-nominations. The corporate governance and nominating committee recommended Mr. Grissom and Mr. Berger to the Board as director nominees for election at the 2007 annual meeting of stockholders. Mr. Grissom was also nominated at the request of MDCP IV. See Proposal 1- Election of Directors. The corporate governance and nominating committee did not meet during the fiscal 2006. A copy of our corporate governance and nominating committee charter can be found on our corporate website at www.gldd.com.