Data Center Coalition
Josh Levi is president of the Data Center Coalition (DCC), a membership association of leading data center owners and operators serving as the voice of the data center industry. DCC empowers and champions the data center community through public policy advocacy, thought leadership, stakeholder outreach, and community engagement.
DCC is headquartered in Virginia, home to the world’s largest data center market, and its members maintain data center infrastructure and investment across the globe. As president, Josh leads the organization and executes all aspects of the DCC’s strategy, operations and growth.
Josh is widely recognized for his technology business policy leadership and expertise in key areas across the technology ecosystem. Prior to assuming his current role in July 2019, Josh was vice president for policy at the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), a nationally-recognized regional trade association, where he spent nearly 20 years supporting Northern Virginia’s vibrant technology community. As the policy voice of the organization, he led state, federal and local government relations, policy development and advocacy initiatives. As a member of NVTC’s senior leadership team, he provided strategic guidance and counsel related to all facets of the organization’s mission, goals and strategy.
Josh initiated the launch and development of NVTC’s Data Center and Cloud Committee in 2010 and NVTC’s Sustainable Energy Committee in 2018 to help drive growth and advocate on behalf of these two important sectors. Josh also led NVTC’s collaboration with Mangum Economics to produce several research reports capturing and highlighting the economic impact of Virginia’s data center sector.
Josh has served on numerous policy-related committees and commissions. In 2018, he was appointed by Virginia Governor Ralph Northam to serve as a member of the Virginia Data Sharing and Analytics Advisory Committee, a position to which he was reappointed in 2019.
Josh was awarded a bachelor’s degree in political science from Virginia Tech, graduated cum laude from the University of Richmond School of Law, and is a member of the Virginia State Bar.