augie_lynne Augie Nieto
Chairman of the Board of Directors, ALS TDI

Augie Nieto is the co-founder of Life Fitness, a global leader in the fitness industry. He was one of the original pioneers in the fitness industry and was president of Life Fitness for nearly 25 years until they were acquired by Brunswick Corporation in 1997.

Currently, Augie serves as an operating advisor to North Castle Partners, a private equity firm and is on the board of Curves, Jenny Craig, and Hydromassage. Augie formerly served on the board of Quest Software, where he was one of four members of its 'Special Committee' that negotiated the sale of Quest Software to Dell Computers in 2012. He also served on the board of Dynavox Systems, a developer of speech generating systems, and was Chairman of the Board of Octane Fitness.

Augie is Chairman of the Board of the ALS Therapy Development Institute in Cambridge, MA, the world’s largest ALS dedicated drug development organization. He is the Chief Inspirational Officer for Augie's Quest, an aggressive, cure-driven, international fundraising effort, having raised over $45 million to date to fund research at the ALS Therapy Development Institute.

Augie lives in Corona del Mar, California with his wife Lynne and dog Rubye. They have four adult, married children and seven grand babies.

Lynne Nieto

After graduating from University of Colorado with a BA in Accounting, Lynne joined her family real estate development and management firm in 1980. Her original involvement was with the single family home building division of the business, building upwards of 200 homes per year. She later became president of 'Classic Management' – the company's property management division, and grew its portfolio of apartments from 800 to 1,200 units, while also overseeing the commercial and office building portfolio. She retired from the firm in 2000.

Lynne continues to be involved in real estate investing and served on the board of CT Realty, a California real estate investment company. She served as Co-Chair of the ALS Division of the Muscular Dystrophy Association from 2006 until "Augie's Quest" left the ranks of MDA and became part of ALS Therapy Development Institute in 2014.

Lynne co founded Augie's Quest with her husband Augie and has played a pivotal role in its success through her vision, leadership and focus on the bottom line where her accounting background has been key. Among other things, Lynne created the concept for the BASH fundraiser, Augie's Quests most successful single day event, and she represents Augie as the "voice of Augie's Quest," at all major events and with the media.

Lynne lives in Corona del Mar, California with her husband, Augie, and dog, Rubye. They have four adult, married children and five grand babies.

Augie's Quest

Augie's Quest is an aggressive, cure driven effort focused on finding treatments and cures for ALS.

All funds raised benefit the ALS Therapy Development Institute, the world's largest ALS-dedicated drug development organization. Support comes from a huge network of national events and promotions, including the BASH for Augie's Quest at the International Health, Racquetball and Sportsclub Association, the Tradition of Hope Gala in Beverly Hills, the Mile High Bash in Denver, and golf events in Newport Beach and Seattle. The ClubCorp Charity Classic is the largest ongoing event having raised over $5 million since its inception. The Clubs for the Quest campaign includes a wide range of in club fundraising including an endurance program called Team Quest4ALS. For more information check out www.clubsforthequest.org and www.teamquest4als.org.

Contact Us
Augie's Quest Headquarters
1351 Calle Avanzado
Suite 204
San Clemente, CA 92673
contact-email augiesquest@als.net

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