Deborah Koehler has been involved with Ucross since 2006. She is responsible for continuing the philanthropic vision and direction of Ucross Founder Raymond Plank (1922 to 2018), for whom she served as principal executive after his retirement from Apache Corporation in 2009. In addition to numerous other charitable activities and responsibilities, Deb is Executive Director of the Raymond N. Plank Philanthropy Fund, overseeing portfolio management and grant allocation. She lives in Houston, Texas, spends significant time in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Ucross, Wyoming, and has traveled the world extensively. Prior to joining Mr. Plank at Apache in 2006, Deb had a successful twenty-year career in healthcare management in the Houston area. Her artistic loves include dance, photography, Western art, film, and musical theater.