Deborah Szekely

Founder, Golden Door and Rancho La Puerta

Deborah Szekely is recognized as the founder of the modern health and fitness movement. She is an entrepreneur who has held leadership positions in business, government, and the non-profit sector. She has served on health and fitness councils under presidents Reagan, Ford, and Nixon, and was the President of the Inter-American Foundation for six years under Bush and Reagan. Currently she is a board member of the Center for Science in the Public Interest and the Congressional Management Foundation.