Arthur L. Smith is President of Triple Double Advisors, LLC. He has served as Chairman and CEO of the petroleum research and consulting firm John S. Herold, Inc. and as a securities analyst with Argus Research Corp., The First Boston Corporation and Oppenheimer & Co., Inc. Smith is a director of Plains All American LLP and Pioneer Southwest Energy Partners, L.P. and is a past appointee to the National Petroleum Council (NPC). He has served on the boards of the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA), Parker & Parsley Petroleum, Pioneer Natural Resources, Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation, Evergreen Resources, Inc. and privately-held Kuwait Energy. He is active in a number of petroleum industry associations including the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA). He also serves on the board of the non-profit organization, Dress for Success Houston and is on the Board of Visitors of the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences at Duke University.