Toby Burke is the associate vice president of state and local affairs for NAIOP Corporate in Washington, D.C. In this capacity, he serves as a resource for NAIOP chapters in developing and executing legislative strategies on policies initiatives within the states. He also serves as a liaison between NAIOP Corporate and chapters on our federal priorities. Prior to joining NAIOP, he served as a special assistant to the president in the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, where he served as President George W. Bush’s liaison with mayors, local officials, state attorneys general and the U.S. Territories. In this capacity, he educated public officials, their offices and national organizations on the president’s initiatives and priorities.