Mark Toney

smiling Black man in front of bookcaseAs executive director since 2008, Mark Toney aligns the TURN legal, organizing, legislative and communication staff to fight for affordable, clean and safe energy and phone service for all California residents, with a special focus on low-income households, communities of color, immigrants, and rural communities.

Mark currently serves on the boards of ACLU Northern California, Consumer Federation of California, National Whistleblower Center, and California Shakespeare Theatre.

Mark served as executive director of Center for Third World Organizing for four years, and for Direct Action for Rights & Equality for eight years.  He holds a B.A. from Brown University, a Sociology Ph.D. from UC Berkeley, and has been a Kellogg National Leadership Fellow, National Science Foundation Fellow, and Echoing Green Fellow.