John Nelson is a Chief Executive Officer of Warner Pacific Insurance Services, one of the nation’s largest health insurance general agencies serving over 35,000 small employers with over $1.5 billion of inforce premium.
John has been a member of the National Association of Health Underwriters for more than 19 years. NAHU is an organization consisting of about 19,000 health insurance professionals who serve over 120 million Americans. John has held various leadership positions within Health Underwriters including national president in 2005. He currently serves on the boards of the political action committees for NAHU and the California Association of Health Underwriters.
John has long been a champion of legislative and educational efforts in the health insurance industry. He has also been an advisor and friend to lawmakers, industry leaders, business groups and consumers and has had a hand in educating thousands of health insurance professionals. In recognition of John’s efforts during his career, NAHU recently honored him as recipient of the Harold R. Gordon Award, the health insurance industry’s equivalent to Professional of the Year. John has also received additional leadership and legislative awards over the years including member of the year awards from NAHU’s Los Angeles and California chapters.
John earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from UCLA in 1982 and was bestowed a Chancellor’s Marshall Award for service to the university. While attending UCLA, John was a member of the Delta Sigma Phi fraternity and a rower for varsity crew. Within his community, John has consistently contributed time and resources to a variety of organizations including youth programs and charities. He is a past recipient of a Paul Harris Rotary Award. He resides in Thousand Oaks, California, and is a proud father of two sons, Frederick and Brian.