John Nygren, Chairmen of the BoardJohn, and his wife, Barbara, have been residents of Lake Havasu City since June 10, 1993.  When they arrived with their two daughters, their first thought was "Where are the trees and lawns and how do we live in 110 plus temperatures?"  They have all come to love the desert.  Both daughters are school teachers - one living in Lake Havasu and the other teaching Clarkdale, Arizona. 
Each daughter has given them two healthy grandchildren - one boy and one girl each.  Barbara is involved in card-making and Western Welcome.
John spent his childhood growing up in Michigan City, Indiana where he attended St Mary's grade and high school.  During those school years, he played baseball and basketball, lettering in both sports. 
He was also involved in student council and other clubs.  His was a small school where everyone was involved, and 985 of the graduating class went on to college.  He attended Indiana University, where he completed a B.S. degree in Business.  Between high school and college, he entered the Marine Corps.  He was a member of the Marine Corps Air Wing doing a tour of duty in Vietnam.
John and Barbara's move to Lake Havasu was job related.  He worked for the Berry Company, a Division of Bell South Telephone Company.  He sold yellow-page ads for the Citizens directories until June, 1999 when he took early retirement from Bell South so they could remain in Lake Havasu.  Later that year, John was approached by Jerry Springberg to join his firm selling insurance and investment products.  He continues to work at Springberg McAndrew Financial Services.
John is a member of the Lake Havasu City Sunrise Rotary Club, where he has held the offices of Treasurer, Vice President and President.  He currently is the Assistant District Governor for Rotary District 5490.
John looks forward to what can be accomplished here in Lake Havasu with Havasu Community Health Foundation.  Both Rotary and HCHF are organizations that work toward the betterment of people in our community.