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Chief Executive Officer

Mike Thompson

Mike is a visionary and transformational leader with a track record of empowering and engaging teams to create lasting impact. He has led national and state LGBTQ advocacy organizations as well as a California-based LGBTQ community center. Mike’s first-hand experiences in the Chief Executive Officer, President, Executive Director, Chief Operating Officer, and Chief Impact Officer roles have equipped him with the abilities and perspectives necessary to create change. He is a skilled strategic thinker with the ability to assess an organization’s environment and opportunities, establish innovative business strategies, and translate strategy into actionable, measurable tactics.

Mike is a tribal citizen of the Cherokee Nation, a graduate of The University of Oklahoma, has a coaching certification from Hendricks Institute, holds BoardSource’s Nonprofit Board Consulting certification, and serves on faculty with Billions Institute where he is also a leadership coach. Mike has received numerous Community Leadership Awards and, in 2019, was named one of “50 People Who Impact the Quality of Life in the Coachella Valley”.