Josh Dix is the government affairs director for the Charleston Trident Association of Realtors. Josh’s responsibilities include representing the association’s policy positions with local, state, and federal officials. He also acts as a political consultant to the organization’s board which represents the group’s 4,000 members. Josh has a political science degree from Clemson University and previously worked on the staff of U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy, as political director for the Jim DeMint for Senate campaign and on Gresham Barrett’s 2010 South Carolina gubernatorial campaign. Josh’s community involvement includes working with the Lowcountry Affordable Housing Trust initiative to bring more affordable housing to the Charleston area. He also participated in the Dutch Dialogues, which grew out of the Hurricane Katrina disaster in 2005. Through the dialogues, leaders from South Carolina, New Orleans and the Netherlands held discussions on ways to mitigate the effects of climate change and sea level rise on vulnerable coastal communities.