John Bryant, Vice President of Advocacy, Codes & Standards, BOMA International
John Bryant is Vice President of Advocacy, Codes & Standards at the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International, where he leads federal and state advocacy programs and oversee BOMA's efforts representing the interests of commercial real estate during the development of model building codes. In his capacity as the association's chief advocate, he also works with lawmakers and federal agencies on a wide range of issues affecting the industry.
Prior to coming to BOMA International, Bryant served as Senior Director of Federal Affairs at NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association. While at NAIOP, he successfully lobbied for a host of environmental and land-use initiatives and for the passage of several tax extenders beneficial to the commercial real estate industry. He also was instrumental in advocating for the development of building code energy efficiency legislation.
Bryant has an extensive background in environmental sciences. Prior to his 13 years at NAIOP, Bryant served as environmental and transportation advisor to former Representative Cynthia McKinney (D-Ga.). In this position, he helped to draft legislation on environmental issues, directed business and community outreach and served as the primary congressional liaison to federal agencies. Bryant began his career working for HAZMED, a contractor of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region IV, as environmental investigator for Superfund sites. He has a B.S. in Environmental Planning from Sonoma State University.
Emily Naden, Director, Federal Affairs, BOMA International
Emily Naden is BOMA International's Director of Federal Affairs. Emily is responsible for lobbying Congress on BOMA's tax and energy issues as well as leading on a variety of other legislative and regulatory issues. In her ten years at BOMA International, Emily has served in both the Advocacy and Education departments and has used her background in public policy to translate legislation into programs that educate and engage the commercial real estate industry and to build BOMA's political action committee, grassroots efforts and relationships on Capitol Hill. She has a BA in Political Science from The George Washington University.