Mike Mowery & Toney Thompson

Leadership From The Arena

26-07-2021 • 36 mins

In this special episode we flip the script and let veteran leader Mike Mowery learn as much as he can from up and coming millennial leader Toney Thompson.

Dr. Mike Mowery, SGR’s President of Leadership Development, has been with SGR since 2011.  Mike is experienced in leading City Council retreats, facilitating Community Engagement Meetings, and leading Management Team Workshops. He has led over 500 Leadership Workshops for local governments. He is the creator of SGR’s Next Generation Leader training program and has helped develop and redefine SGR’s Strategic Visioning Process used in city council retreats. He has a passion for seeing organizations thrive through the principles of Servant Leadership.

Toney Thompson currently works as a budget analyst for the City of Durham, North Carolina and is Co-Host of ELGL’s GovLove Podcast. In his role, Toney strives to create better outcomes for citizens through public administration and policy. In addition to being a budget analyst, Toney works on several city-wide projects that help incorporate innovation and equity into city policy and practices. Prior to his current role as a budget analyst, Toney served as the ICMA Fellow for Durham City and County. Toney is originally from Columbia, South Carolina and graduated with a BA in public policy from Duke University and a Master’s of Public Administration from The School of Government at UNC Chapel Hill.

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