Before coming to AJC, Josh worked as a government relations professional on behalf of a large hospital system. Prior, he served as a federal lobbyist to a wide variety of clients, responsible for developing and stewarding relationships with elected officials, governmental agencies, and private foundations. He has extensive experience interfacing with both elected and career government officials and securing federal funding for client projects. Josh spent a year in Kandahar, Afghanistan as a local program manager at the Kandahar Education Center. He also has substantial experience serving as a Jewish communal lay leader, serving on the boards of numerous communal institutions. A graduate of Ohio State University, Josh also studied abroad at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and at Vilnius University. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Josh currently resides on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.