Lawrence Higby held a variety of positions with Apria Healthcare Group, Inc., including President and Chief Operating Officer. He eventually served as Chief Executive Officer until 2008, when he stepped down to serve as the company’s vice-chair and advisor until his retirement. Prior to joining Apria, Higby served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Unocal’s 76 Product Company and group Vice President of Unocal Corporation. Higby holds a Bachelor of Science in political science from University of California, Los Angeles, where he also attended the graduate school of business. He has served on the MIND Research Institute board of directors since 2009. Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Apria. From 1997 until his appointment as Chief Executive Officer in February 2002, Mr. Higby served as Apria's President and Chief Operating Officer. After his appointment as Chief Executive Officer until August 2004, Mr. Higby continued serving as Apria's President. Mr. Higby also served as Apria's Chief Executive Officer on an interim basis from January through May 1998. Prior to joining Apria, Mr. Higby served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Unocal's 76 Products Company and Group Vice President of Unocal Corporation from 1994 to 1997. From 1986 to 1994, Mr. Higby held various positions with the Times Mirror Company, including serving as Executive Vice President of the Los Angeles Times and Chairman of the Orange County Edition. In 1986 Mr. Higby served as President and Chief Operating Officer of America's Pharmacy, Inc., a division of Caremark, Inc. Mr. Higby is also a Director of the Automobile Club of Southern California.