Doug Wilson’s passion for wellness and for the development of health facilities have served him well for over 22 years as a member of the Canyon Ranch family. In January 2009, Doug joined Canyon Ranch Institute, a 501(c)3 non-profit public charity, as advisor for facility development and management. Canyon Ranch Institute catalyzes the possibility of optimal health for all people by translating the best practices of Canyon Ranch and our partners to help educate, inspire, and empower every person to prevent disease and choose a life of wellness.
In his advisory position for Canyon Ranch Institute, Doug provides guidance on facilities projects such as the development of the wellness center for the Canyon Ranch Institute Life Enhancement Program at Urban Health Plan. Doug works concurrently at Canyon Ranch as corporate compliance director. In that role, he is responsible for overseeing the development of all Canyon Ranch projects and worldwide wellness facilities. Prior to serving as corporate compliance director, Doug was director of corporate projects for the Canyon Ranch corporate development department. He has also served at Canyon Ranch as assistant to the chairman, project manager, financial analyst, and assistant spa director.
Doug has provided lectures for thousands of people at conferences and courses of the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association; Club Industry; and the University of Arizona. Doug contributes to the Wall Street Journal on the cost benefits of wellness programs and is a board member of numerous youth sports organizations and high schools in and near Tucson, AZ.
Born and raised in Connecticut, Doug earned a bachelor’s of science degree at Springfield College. He went on to earn a master’s of business administration from the University of Phoenix and a master’s in public health at the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona. One of Doug’s classmates in the master’s in public health program at the University of Arizona was CRI President Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., FACS.
In his free time, Doug enjoys spending time with his wife and children. An avid fitness and health guru, he spends weekends coaching youth sports teams, and has coached Special Olympics teams.