SPI Consultant Kevin Thompson has stood at the intersection of the public and private sectors during his unique career, giving him insight and experience that has led to successful collaborative efforts for both partners. In the private sector, Kevin served as a government affairs liaison between industry and local government elected officials and staff. He has since translated those experiences into a new career in public service and serves on the city council for the city of Mesa, Arizona.
Kevin has an enviable track record of developing winning strategies and navigating government at all levels. His expertise encompasses such issues as education, energy, public safety, transportation and Smart Cities and urban issues.
His understanding of government coupled with his enviable network at all levels of government has allowed him to offer highly successful strategy, advocacy and procurement services to clients. He adds extremely high value to SPI clients pursuing new business in Arizona.
Kevin holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He spent 17 years at one of the largest natural gas utilities in the western United States.