Justin Louchheim is the Senior Director of Government Affairs at The Fertilizer Institute (TFI). He joined TFI in January 2015 and engages in federal advocacy efforts on behalf of TFI members and the fertilizer industry with a focus on transportation and safety and security issues.
Prior to joining TFI, Justin served as the Director of Government Affairs for the Portland Cement Association. He also served as professional staff for thirteen years for former U.S. Congressman Rob Portman and most recently former Congresswoman Jean Schmidt, both of Ohio.
On Capitol Hill, Justin advanced legislation to modernize truck weight standards, reform Amtrak food service, and improve support for birth parents. He has helped to reauthorize an international land conservation program, and he was instrumental in enacting laws to create a levee safety program, air carrier safety measures, and a U.S. uranium enrichment demonstration program.
Since leaving Capitol Hill, Justin has successfully advocated for emergency relief from hours-of-service regulations for fertilizer, extensions of Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program and Positive Train Control (PTC) deadline, inclusion of fertilizer in agency rulemaking on railroad service reports, OSHA-DOT clarification of tank car hazmat placarding, reauthorization of the Surface Transportation Board, and promotion of resilient construction and concrete.
Justin is a Pennsylvania native and earned his Bachelor of Arts in philosophy from Gettysburg College in 1999. He and his wife live in Washington, D.C., with their two children.