FORMER INTERNATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS
John Bourne recently retired from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers serving as an International Representative in charge of Business Development throughout the central United States.
He worked for the IBEW in several capacities during the last 11 years, before that he was the Business manager for the electrician's local in Omaha NE for 15 years.
He started his electrical career in 1976 as an apprentice and worked for OK Electric as apprentice, journeyman and foreman for 15 years as well.
In his role as an International Representative, Bourne has taught many industry specific classes and seminars throughout the Midwest and has presented programs nationally for the IBEW. He is also a certified OSHA instructor and holds four different industry licenses.
During his working career he has served on many boards and commissions in the State of Nebraska and is currently the Chairman of the Board of the Omaha Branch Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. He also serves on the Nebraska Worker Training Board for the State as well as the advisory board for the Metro Community College Center for Advanced and Emerging Technologies.
Bourne has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. He is married to wife, Karen, and has two children, a daughter, Shannon, of Chicago, Illinois and a son Daniel, of Omaha. He has one grandchild, Natalie.