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Michael Conduff

President and CEO

The Elim Group


Mike Conduff is the President and CEO of The Elim Group – Your Governance Experts, a leadership training, motivational speaking and organizational governance and consulting firm headquartered in Denton, Texas.

Mike is a gifted speaker, multiple time Bestselling Author, and corporate coach, and has extensive leadership, management, governance and training experience.

During his 30 year career in local government he served as the City Manager of four highly acclaimed University communities in the United States.

He also served on the Board of Directors of the International City/County Management Association, is a Fellow in the prestigious National Academy of Public Administration® and serves as the Senior Advisor and Special Liaison for Governance for ICMA, where he writes a regular Governance Column for the internationally distributed PM Magazine.

Mike is the Past Chairman of the Board of the International Policy Governance Association, a worldwide organization of leading governance practitioners.

His books on governance have been widely recognized and his book, The OnTarget Board Member – 8 Indisputable Behaviors, now in its fifth edition, has been nominated for numerous awards.

Because of his unique background ICMA asked Mike to share his knowledge with their members and published his latest co-authored book, Making it Work – The Essentials of Council Manager Relations.

Mike has consulted with dozens of local governments and local, state and national firms. In addition he has presented numerous programs internationally and especially enjoys investing his expertise in others through his extensive training programs.

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