Tami Plofchan is Director of Legislative Affairs at the Aerospace Industries Association, coordinating the Space Systems, Workforce and STEM portfolios with AIA policy team leads. She has more than 20 years of government affairs experience including working for the personal offices of three Members of Congress from Southern California: Congressmen Sonny Bono, Jerry Lewis and Ken Calvert.
Most recently, Plofchan served as Acting Legislative Director for Congressman Calvert’s office, overseeing his Appropriations and Armed Services portfolios along with a back office staff of four. Prior to that, she served as Senior Director of Political Engagement for the Association for Private Sector Colleges and Universities, an education association focusing on career and technical education advocacy. Her work in the private sector included running her own business, Plofchan Synergy Group, for 10 years with clients ranging from Congressman Buck McKeon and the U.S. Capitol Historical Society, to the California State Society and Women in Government Relations.
Plofchan holds a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of California, San Diego (1991), and a Master’s degree in Government Affairs from Johns Hopkins University (2006).