Class of 1962; Elected 2012
Toby graduated with an A.B. from Syracuse University in 1966 and an M.A. from Boston College in 1968. Co-founder of the CT Citizen’s Action Group, Toby’s early work with consumer protection and environmental legislation led to his election in 1975 to the House of Representatives from the 6th District where he served 4 consecutive terms. As a congressman, he chaired the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources Subcommittee where he led national hearings on nuclear power plant safety and wrote and passed legislation requiring tougher evacuation standards and procedures for areas around the plants. He also led the first national investigation into drinking water contamination. He was elected “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, investigative journalist, and syndicated columnist. He is chairman of The Moffett Group, a Washington based government relations/strategic consulting firm and oversees the firm’s representation of renewable energy developers, green technology companies and foreign governments as well as a diverse set of other both profit and nonprofit entities. 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 1980’s, Toby led the national campaign to halt the approval of the MX missile. He has also served on the Wake Forest Univ. Board of Visitors, the National Cathedral School Parents Association, and the Board of Directors at Sasha Bruce Youthworks in D.C. Toby lives in Washington D.C. with his wife, Myra, and has 6 children.