Clifton E. (Chip) Rodgers, Jr. has successfully represented commercial real estate’s stake in the national policy arena on a broad range of legislative and regulatory issues for over two decades, serving as the principal strategist and advocate on a broad range of federal legislative and regulatory issues – financial services, homeland security, risk management, energy, environment, tax and trade¬ – representing the leadership of the nation’s top private and publicly-held real estate ownership, investment, lending and management firms, as well as the elected leaders of the 17 national real estate industry trade associations. Rodgers coordinates the Roundtable’s Real Estate Capital Policy Advisory Committee and works extensively on various legislative and regulatory measures affecting credit capacity and capital formation.
Since 9/11, he has worked extensively on terrorism risk management and mitigation issues, playing a leading role in the enactment of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act (TRIA) and its subsequent extensions. Rodgers coordinates the organization’s Homeland Security Task Force and serves as Executive Director of the Real Estate Information Sharing and Analysis Center (RE-ISAC) – the commercial facilities sector’s primary information sharing conduit to counter threats and protect facilities from terrorism, cyber and natural hazards. Rodgers served as a Senior Fellow of George Washington University’s Center for Cyber & Homeland Security (CCHS) and the Preparedness and Infrastructure Resilience Task Force from 2015 through 2017.
From 2004 to 2016, Rodgers served on the Board of Directors, the Compliance and Personnel and Compensation Committees and chaired the Audit Committee of The Bank of Georgetown – a $1.3 billion bank based in Washington DC.
Rodgers was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as an Industry Trade Advisor to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative to help formulate U.S. trade policy and aid the Administration in advancing its trade agenda to improve economic opportunities for American businesses. Rodgers also served as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, the Editorial Board of BNA’s Real Estate Law & Industry Report, the RAND Corporation’s Center for Terrorism Risk Management Policy Board, as well as a number of other civic and educational boards.
Rodgers was also appointed by President George H. W. Bush to direct the U.S. Treasury Department’s office of business liaison, where he focused on a broad range of tax, trade and credit issues affecting America’s business and financial services sectors.