Ture Richard Turnbull was born and raised just outside Lake Tahoe. In 2003, he moved to Boston to attend Northeastern University, and graduated in 2007 with a B.S. in Public Administration and International Affairs. With an interest in public policy, Mr. Turnbull began his career as a researcher for a joint committee within the Massachusetts state legislature. From there, he went on to serve in a number of policy roles within both the Massachusetts House and Senate. In 2011, Ture was nominated to, and sworn in for, the position of Commissioner on the Massachusetts LGBT Youth Commission. Among his accomplishments, Mr. Turnbull helped enact the state’s comprehensive anti-bullying legislation, and co-wrote the Commission’s annual report to the Governor, outlining budget and policy recommendations for the following year(s). In 2010, Mr. Turnbull returned to Northeastern University, and focused his studies on the influence of economic development policy on urban revitalization, workforce talent retention and attraction, and the integration of sustainability into municipal operations. In 2012, Mr. Turnbull received his masters degree in Urban and Regional Policy. Mr. Turnbull is an avid runner.  To date, he has completed six half marathons as well as the Boston Marathon, where he ran on behalf of The Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.