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 as well as Jenny Craig. 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 five grand babies.
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 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
Augie's Quest Headquarters
1351 Calle Avanzado
San Clemente, CA 92673