DAVID J. NYGREN, PHD
David Nygren established Nygren Consulting, LLC in 2007 after ten years as Senior Partner at Mercer Delta Consulting, LLC where he was the founding leader of the Corporate Governance Consulting Group. He specializes in Board effectiveness, organizational strategy, and executive leadership.
Before joining Mercer Delta Consulting, David was the Executive Vice President at DePaul University. While at DePaul, he was awarded rank and tenure in the department of Psychology where he taught organizational theory, leadership, and corporate governance. David became a Member of the corporation of DePaul University, Chicago in 1991, a trustee of St. John's University, New York in 1992, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in 1995. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the National Association of Corporate Directors Northern California Chapter. He is Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Board Source, formerly the National Association of Non Profit Boards, and is a member of the Board of Directors of Larkin Street Youth Services and the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, CA.
Additionally, David has had research and/or teaching appointments at Boston University Graduate School of Management, Yale University's Program on Non-Profit Governance and Finance, Harvard University, the Association of Governing Boards of Independent Colleges and Universities, American Symphony Orchestra League, and the Haas Graduate School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.
As a social and organizational psychologist, David has investigated such topics as multi-institutional health system governance, mergers and acquisition integration, Board competence, and the competencies of outstanding leaders for which he was awarded the Peter F. Drucker Prize for distinguished scholarly publication.
David earned an MA in psychology and a PhD in social/organizational psychology from Boston University. He also completed Harvard University's Institute for Educational Management and has Masters Degrees in social ethics, systematic theology, and comparative literature.
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