John Nave

Executive Vice-President
(785) 925-7292

John came to the Kansas AFL-CIO in January, 2018 to assist in the organization's work through the seasonal state legislative sessions. John comes from the United Steel Workers Local 307 where he served as Goodyear union rep for the past six years and as COPE chairman for the past three years. John was also a Teamster member from 1978 to 1983 when he worked for United Parcel Service. John’s extensive political history began in the early nineties working on local and state campaigns for public servants still serving at the local, and state level. Soon after expanding on his own political experience, John served as district four councilman for the City of Topeka from 2003-2007.

 The United Steelworkers International Political Dept. utilized John’s experience in working on campaigns, that they had interest in, working past elections across the United States.

John is a graduate of Leadership Greater Topeka, National Leadership Development training program- National Institute of Corrections. He is a standing board member of Living the Dream Inc; past board member of American Red Cross, Golden City Sertoma, Volunteer Center of Topeka, KDOT/ Topeka aesthetics design committee. John was confirmed by the Governor and serves on the KDOL Nominating Committee for selecting appeal judges regarding the State's Workers Compensation and Unemployment benefit cases.