Kenneth Johnson served as a PEF Trustee from 2012 - 2015; he was on the PEF Executive Board, Executive Council, Political Action Advisory Committee, and the Political Action Committee during that time. He also served on the Executive Board from 2006 - 2009. Kenneth has served as the Council Leader of Statewide Division 240 representing over 1800 members statewide for 6 years at the New York State Insurance Fund, and served as a member of their Labor Management, Health and Safety, and Grievance Committees. He was also the Division Secretary, and continues to serve as the Committee Chair for the agency EAP Committee. Kenneth has been a Union Activist and Leader for 29 of his 32 years in state service. During his tenure as a Council Leader, he was a strong advocate for his constituents, building relationships to develop a strong division and addressing member's issues with Management statewide. Kenneth traveled statewide to meet with members and Management regarding agency Labor Management issues.
As a former PEF Trustee, Kenneth demonstrated leadership and strong decision-making qualities, and has shown transparency in his fiduciary role. He attended many statewide meetings and was familiar with the issues within the different regions and agencies. His leadership qualities have earned him the respect of his peers and Management.
As Vice President, Kenneth will be a perfect fit by bringing PEF members the resources needed to effectively do their job He will exhibit the leadership necessary to address issues of all members statewide. Kenneth will not only be the voice of members, he will be a presence when dealing with members concerns statewide. He will provide the leadership necessary for this union to grow and remain strong in the labor force. As Vice President, Kenneth with bring back the Integrity, Trust, and Respect this Union deserves.