Justin Louchheim is the Director of Government Affairs at The Fertilizer Institute. He joined TFI in January 2015. Mr. Louchheim is a registered federal lobbyist and engages in federal advocacy efforts on behalf of TFI members and the fertilizer industry.
Prior to joining TFI, Justin served as the Director of Government Affairs for the Portland Cement Association (PCA). Justin also served in the U.S. House of Representatives in a variety of capacities, most recently as Senior Legislative Assistant to Congresswoman Jean Schmidt (R-Ohio).
Throughout his career, Justin has successfully advanced legislation to modernize truck weight standards, reform Amtrak food service and improve support for birth parents. He has helped re-authorize an international land conservation program and was instrumental in enacting laws to create a levee safety program, air carrier safety measures and a U.S. uranium enrichment demonstration program.
Justin is a Pennsylvania native and earned his Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from Gettysburg College in 1999. He and his wife, Whitney, live in Washington, D.C. with their two young children.