Toby acts as the principal liaison between clients and the Congress, the Obama Administration, other federal agencies and relevant private and nonprofit organizations. He oversees the representation of the Moffett Group's diverse set of clients. Toby is a constant presence on Capitol Hill, communicating with members of Congress on a daily basis, expressing the concerns of clients, and relating them to the current political climate.
He formerly chaired the PLM Group, a joint-venture formed in 2007 by Toby Moffett, former Congressman Bob Livingston, and well-known consultant Tony Podesta.
Toby served as a member of the US House of Representatives for Connecticut's then-6th congressional district from 1975-1983. After his time in Congress, he worked as a news anchor, producer, and investigative journalist before entering the private sector. Throughout his career, Toby has demonstrated his consistent ability to meet controversial issues with openness and advocacy while building private-public coalitions around important issues. For over 30 years, he has been recognized for his tireless and unique advocacy for decreased reliance on fossil-based fuels and the move to sustainable and renewable energy sources.
Toby first appeared on the national scene in the 1970s as an environmental activist and coalition-builder in his home state of Connecticut. His early work included serving as Director of the Office of Students and Youth in the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. He also co-founded the Connecticut Citizen Action Group, which led to the passage of early consumer protection and inland wetlands legislation and became a model for US consumer action groups.
Toby was elected as a Democrat to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1975 and quickly earned a national profile as an outstandingly effective chairman of the Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Subcommittee. He also served on the Energy and Commerce Committee and its Health Subcommittee and the Select Committee on Energy. He was named Best Member of Congress by both the Consumer Federation of America and the National Youth Work Alliance.
After serving in Congress, Toby worked as a news anchor, producer and investigative journalist at WVIT-TV (NBC), Hartford, and spent nearly a decade as a syndicated statewide columnist. He then served as Vice President at Monsanto Company, where he spearheaded international efforts to build coalitions among farmers, governments, NGOs and environmentalists, and was responsible for all "freedom-to-operate" issues. He was nominated in 1999 by President Clinton to be U.S. Ambassador to Argentina. Although, from all indications, he had unanimous Senate backing and all required clearances, Toby withdrew because the process had taken almost a year.
For the past two decades, Toby has worked as a government and public affairs consultant, representing both for-profit and nonprofit entities. Toby's decades of work on environmental issues brings to the firm a special focus on clean energy. He served on the Board of Friends of the Earth, as well as the Chairman’s Council at the Natural Resources Defense Council. During the late 1980s, Toby led the national campaign to halt the approval of the MX-missile.
Among many community, volunteer and board affiliations, Mr. Moffett served on the Wake Forest University Board of Visitors, the National Cathedral School Parents Association, Maret School Parent Council, and the Board of Directors at Sasha Bruce Youthworks in Washington.
Toby lives in Washington, DC and is married to Myra Delapp Moffett, his wife of 30 years. They have five children of their own, Mary Ellen, Maggie, Sara, John and Rufus, and a daughter, from Toby’s first marriage, Julia. They also have three grandchildren.