John Neece worked with the local labor movement in various capacities for over 30 years. From 1979 through 2001, he served as CEO of the Santa Clara & San Benito Building & Construction Trades Council. This position led him to participate in various community programs and most major fundraising efforts taking place in Santa Clara County. In addition, he has served on the boards of organizations throughout Silicon Valley. Under his leadership, the Building & Trades Council grew from a membership of 8,000 to 30,000 and has become a strong political force in San Jose and the South Bay.
Mr. Neece has played a role in dozens of political campaigns, from state-wide races down to countywide and city council races. He serves on the board for the Valley Medical Center Foundation and the Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce, and is a trustee for the National Hispanic University.