Josh Thomas is a Legislative Affairs Director for ExcelinEd in Action. In this role, he works with leaders and lawmakers from the southeastern states to promote student-centered solutions focused on educational quality, innovation and opportunity. Josh is an experienced government affairs and grassroots advocacy professional. His career began with U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander and continued in Kentucky, North Carolina and Tennessee where he oversaw State House campaign efforts. He and his wife live in Nashville and are expecting their first child.