Melissa Maddox-Evans is the Chief Executive Officer of the Charleston County Housing and Redevelopment Authority and the General Counsel for The Housing Authority of the City of Charleston and is an advocate for developing affordable housing opportunities for low to moderate income families within the region. She obtained her undergraduate degree for Georgetown University and her law degree from the University of Georgia. Ms. Maddox-Evans is a national speaker within the affordable housing industry on fair housing, landlord/tenant and disability laws and on governance issues for housing authorities and resident associations. She is very active in the community and is a member of several local boards including the Redevelopment and Preservation Commission, The Charleston Trident Urban League and The Charleston Redevelopment Corporation. She is a Riley Institute Diversity Fellow of Furman University and on the Leadership Team of the Social Justice and Racial Equity Council of The Sophia Institute.