Board of Directors
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.
Dr. Elaine Dorward-King most recently was the Executive Vice President, Sustainability and External Relations at Newmont Mining Corporation (“Newmont”) (NYSE:NEM), the world’s leading gold mining company. Dr. Dorward-King has spent the majority of her career in mining and joined Newmont in 2013. Prior to joining Newmont, Dr. Dorward-King spent 21 years with Rio Tinto, one of the world’s largest diversified producers of metals and minerals, in general management and Environmental Health and Safety leadership roles. Dr. Dorward-King has over 25 years of leadership experience in creating and implementing sustainable development, safety, health and environmental strategy, and programs in mining, chemical, and engineering consulting sectors. Currently Dr. Dorward-King serves on the Board of Directors of Kenmare Resources plc (LSE:KMR, ISE:KMR), one of the world’s largest producers of mineral sands products.
Dr. Dorward-King holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Maryville College and received a PhD in Analytical Chemistry from Colorado State University.
Ryan Levenson is currently Principal and Portfolio Manager of
Lasse Petterson has served as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) since May 2017, and was named Chief Executive Officer & President in 2020. Most recently, Mr. Petterson served as a private consultant to clients in the Oil and Gas sector and served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Executive Vice President at Chicago Bridge and Iron (CB&I) from 2009 to 2013. Reporting directly to the CEO, he was responsible for all of CB&I’s engineering, procurement and construction project operations and sales. Prior to CB&I, Mr. Petterson was CEO of Gearbulk, Ltd., a privately held company that owns and operates one of the largest fleets of gantry craned open hatch bulk vessels in the world. He was also President and COO of AMEC Inc. Americas, a subsidiary of AMEC plc, a British multi-national consulting, engineering and project management company. Prior to joining AMEC, Mr. Petterson served in various executive and operational positions for Aker Maritime, Inc., the deepwater division of Aker Maritime ASA of Norway, over the course of 20 years. He spent the first nine years of his career in various positions at Norwegian Contractors, an offshore oil and gas platform contractor. Mr. Petterson holds both Master’s and bachelor’s degrees from the Norwegian University of Technology, and currently serves as Chief Executive Officer & President of Great Lakes Corporation.
Kathleen M. Shanahan is a prominent Florida businesswoman with a long and distinguished background in business, politics and public service. Ms. Shanahan has recently been named co-CEO of Turtle & Hughes, an electrical and industrial distribution company headquartered in Linden, New Jersey. Prior, she was the Chairman of Ground Works Solutions, previously known as URETEK Holdings, Inc. Ground Works Solutions is a Florida based company focused on soil stabilization and densification for infrastructure rehabilitation. From 2011 until 2016, Ms. Shanahan served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the company.
Ms. Shanahan currently serves as a Vice Chair of the Florida Council of 100, pro bono advisor to the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence, board member of BioIQ, board member of the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART), board member of Tampa General Hospital, board member & Executive Vice President of Marketing for Turtle & Hughes, and is a member of Women Corporate Directors and the International Women’s Forum.
Previously, Ms. Shanahan was Chairman and CEO of WRScompass, a civil and environmental construction company that experienced significant growth under her leadership from 2005 through 2011. Prior to her executive management posts, Ms. Shanahan was a senior consultant to former New York Stock Exchange CEO John Thain, and a senior executive in charge of public and community affairs at PaineWebber.
Her positions in federal and state public policy include serving as Chief of Staff for Florida Governor Jeb Bush, Chief of Staff to Vice President-elect Dick Cheney, Deputy Secretary of the California Trade and Commerce Agency, Special Assistant to then Vice President George Bush, and Staff Assistant on President Reagan’s National Security Council.
Ms. Shanahan previously served as a member and Chair of Florida’s State Board of Education, the Eckerd Board, the Lincoln Center Institute Board, member of the National Parks Foundation Board – a Presidential appointment, executive cabinet member of the American Heart Association’s Tampa Bay Heart Ball, executive committee member of the Republican National Convention 2012 Tampa Bay Host Committee, member of the Terra Sea board, a Great Lakes Dock & Dredge company with Belgian based DEME/DEC, a board member of TRC (NYSE:TRR), which was later taken private after being acquired by a private equity firm, and as Chair of the Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission.
In recent years, Ms. Shanahan has been honored with the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Inaugural Community Leader Award at the 2012 Business Woman of the Year Gala. In 2011 she received the Governor’s Business Leader Award, and in 2010 she was awarded the Foundation for Excellence in Education’s Arts for Life! Guardian of the Arts Award.
Ms. Shanahan received her undergraduate degree in biochemistry from the University of California, San Diego and a Masters of Business Administration from the New York University Stern School of Management.
Mr. Steger serves on the Board of Directors of Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Corporation (since May of 2018) as a member of the Audit Committee; Global Eagle Entertainment, Inc. (since April 2017) as Chairman of the Audit Committee. Since September 2015, Mr. Steger has served as the Senior Technical Advisor to the Effectus Group, an accounting advisory firm based in Silicon Valley. He has also served on the Advisory Board of ATREG, a global advisory firm specializing in the semiconductor and related advanced technology verticals, since February 2014; Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. from August 2014 to June 2018 as its Audit Committee Chairman and member of the Corporate Governance and Risk Assessment Committee; and International Seaways, Inc. (from November 2016 to June 2017) as a member of the Audit Committee and Chairman of the Corporate Governance and Risk Assessment Committee.
Mr. Steger began his career with KPMG in 1976 and was admitted into its partnership in 1986. Ron served as an SEC Reviewing Partner from 2003 to 2013, and retired from the firm in December 2013.
Mr. Steger holds a BS in Accounting from Villanova University.
Mr. Steuert served as senior vice president (SVP) and CFO of Fluor Corporation (NYSE:FLR), one of the world’s largest publicly traded engineering, procurement, construction, maintenance, and project management companies, from 2001 until his retirement in 2012. Prior to his service at Fluor, Mr. Steuert served as SVP and CFO of Litton Industries Inc., a defense contractor acquired by Northrop Grumman Corporation in 2001, and as SVP and CFO of GenCorp Inc., now Aerojet Rocketdyne, a technology-based aerospace and defense company (NASDAQ:AJRD), from 1990 to 1999. Mr. Steuert started his career at TRW Inc.
In addition to his extensive executive leadership experience, Mr. Steuert has substantial board experience. He has been a Member of the Board of Directors of LNG Ltd. (ASX: LNG) since 2015 and is a member of the Board’s Audit Committee and Chairman of its Risk Committee. He has been a Member of the Board of Directors of Weyerhaeuser Co. (NYSE:WY) since 2004 and is Chairman and Financial expert of the Audit Committee and is a member of the Corporate Responsibility and Governance Committee.