Mark Toney

Executive Director, The Utility Reform Network

Mark Toney has served as executive director of The Utility Reform Network (TURN) since 2008. TURN promotes affordable green energy and phone service through legal advocacy, grassroots organizing, and policy campaigns. Toney's leadership defeated an anti-consumer statewide initiative despite being outspent $46 million to $120,000, expanding LifeLine discounts to wireless phones and including diverse communities in policy efforts.

Toney has been an organizer for social justice for 35 years. He earned his B.A. in political science from Brown University, his Ph.D. in sociology from UC Berkeley, and he has been recognized as a Kellogg National Leadership Fellow, National Science Foundation Fellow, and Echoing Green Fellow.