San Diego’s IBEW Local 569 Business Manager Nicholas Segura honored as Labor Leader of the Year
Nicholas Segura, a Chula Vista native and Business Manager of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 569, was honored as Labor Leader of the Year at the 36th Annual John S. Lyons Memorial Banquet on Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina.
The John S. Lyons Foundation’s annual memorial banquet honors the Labor Leader of the Year for his or her commitment to the labor movement and to our community. The banquet is also a fundraiser that benefits the John S. Lyons Memorial Foundation Scholarship Program and charities chosen by the Foundation.
The Foundation, known as the JOHNS, was founded 30 years ago in memory of the late Johnny Lyons, Secretary-Treasurer of Teamsters, Local 36 in San Diego. Johnny Lyons was a civic leader who believed in organized labor’s commitment to our community. During his lifetime, Lyons was active in the San Diego Leukemia Society, the Holiday Bowl and other local charities and civic organizations.
The Foundation originally raised funds for the San Diego Leukemia Society and later expanded its list of recipients to include the San Diego Blood Bank Bone Marrow Donor Program, the University of California-San Diego Cancer Center, the Salk Institute and the Mesothelioma Foundation. Since its inception, the John S. Lyons Foundation has raised more than $1.5 million for these research efforts.
Segura, who represents more than 3,400 electricians in San Diego and Imperial counties in IBEW Local 569, has helped build a progressive labor union that actively works to improve the community by advocating for investments in good-paying local jobs, renewable energy, and apprenticeship and training opportunities that create pathways to middle-class careers.
“Not only is Nicholas Segura a class act and exemplary Labor leader who cares deeply about his membership, but he’s an awesome dad,” said Tom Lemmon, Charter Member of the John S. Lyons Foundation. “Plus, his efforts to raise funds for college scholarships, advocate for apprenticeship, and create training and career opportunities for kids in the South Bay have gone a long way toward strengthening our communities.”
Segura is also a board member of the Sweetwater Union High School District – the largest secondary school district in California. He also serves as an executive board member on the San Diego Burn Institute, San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council, National City Park Apartments Association, and as Vice President of the San Diego County Building and Construction Trades Council.
Segura was recently appointed to the board of the electrical training ALLIANCE, formerly the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee, a nonprofit organization bringing together the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the National Electrical Contractors Association to provide highly skilled and trained electrical workers for the electrical construction industry.
Segura is a Navy veteran who graduated from the San Diego Electrical Training Center Inside Wireman Apprenticeship program, received his Journeyman Wireman Electrician Certificate from Palomar College, and is a California State Certified General Electrician. A working electrician, Segura has served a three-year term on IBEW 569’s Executive Board and a three-year term as IBEW 569 President. In addition to other union roles, Segura served as a board member for the San Diego Joint Apprenticeship Training Center. He has mentored numerous apprentices, guiding them into successful professional careers in the electrical industry.
Nicholas Segura lives in Chula Vista with his wife Dr. Leticia Segura, daughters Aurora and Karina, and son Nicholas III. He is an active community member, having served for several years on Rohr Elementary School Site Council, coaching multiple community Little League Baseball and AYSO soccer teams, and serving two terms on the Southwestern College Prop R Citizens Oversight Committee.