Michael McGuinness has more than 30 years’ experience in commercial real estate development. He oversees the operations and programs of NAIOP NJ, directs the government affairs program, and manages the Developers Political Action Committee. Prior to joining NAIOP NJ in 1997, he was acting director for Governor Christie Whitman’s Office of the Business Ombudsman. He is a member of the Council on Port Performance, a founding member of the Smart Growth Economic Development Coalition, a member of the Real Estate Advisory Board for Montclair State University, a trustee and environmental chair of the New Jersey Society for Environmental, Economic Development, and he co-chairs the Economic Competitiveness Committee for the North Jersey Sustainable Communities Consortium. He served on the New Jersey Commerce and Economic Growth Commission from 2002 to 2004.