This excerpt taken from the TXT DEF 14A filed Mar 18, 2005.
Textron's Corporate Governance Guidelines require that the Board will meet in executive session for non-employee directors without management present at each regularly scheduled Board meeting. The chairs of the Audit Committee, the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and the Organization and Compensation Committee (currently Paul A. Gagné, Lawrence K. Fish and Brian H. Rowe, respectively), have been appointed to preside, on a rotating basis, at such sessions. Additional sessions may be convened at any time at the request of a director, and in such event the chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee shall preside. Shareholders may communicate with the presiding directors by using one of the methods described in the following section, "Shareholder Communications to the Board."