Gaurdie E Banister Jr. is the founder and CEO of Different Points of View, a private firm that provides advisory services in the areas of leadership and safety. He is the former President and CEO of Aera Energy LLC, one of California’s largest Oil and Gas companies. He is currently on the board of Tyson Foods,is the Lead Director at Russell Reynolds Associates and is a member of the board of trustees at American University. He has served on the boards of Marathon Oil and the Bristow Group. The opinions expressed herein are the opinions of Mr. Banister and, except where stated, are not necessarily reflective of his experiences at any company where he has served on its board.