Chairman, Ports-to-Plains Alliance
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™
Investment Centers of America
John N. Bertsch was born and attended schools in North Dakota. After college he joined the U.S. Air Force from 1970-1974 where he served as Nuclear and Conventional Electronics Specialist on the F4 fighter and was serving in South East Asia at the end of the Vietnam War.
John has worked as a registered representative for Investment Centers of America, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC, since 1986. John received his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation in 1993 and has located his office in Plainview, Texas since that time. John is currently serving as the Vice-Chair of Covenant Hospital Plainview Board of Directors. He is also currently serving as a member of the 2015-2016 Investment Centers of America Representative Advisory Board.
John is a past Plainview City Council member, District 4, and past Mayor Pro-tem. He has served on the Board of Directors of First Dakota Insurance of Texas since 1993. John is currently the immediate past president of the Plainview-Hale County Industrial Foundation. He is past Chairman and Treasurer of the Salvation Army Advisory Board. John was named Man of the Year in Plainview in 2008.
John has also served as President of Plainview Chamber of Commerce (2000); and President of Plainview Lions Club (1999-2000 and 2009-2010 and 2011).
When asked about the importance of Ports-to-Plains to his community, John stated, "I consider Ports-to-Plains, a window to the world for our community. With the expansion of the Ports-to-Plains Corridor we have the opportunity to promote our goods and services to those moving across this great country. Plainview has open space, great schools, and outstanding health care facilities along with affordable property, talented citizens, dedicated workers, fresh water and access to alternatives energy needs. All these attributes make this a wonderful place to live, work and do business. With traffic on the Ports To Plains corridor flowing by our door step we simply need to share the news about our assets and those travelers will come back to live, work and retire."
John and his wife Kathy have been happily married since 1984.