Paul Plofchan, CIPP/US


Grimberg, Johnson & McQue


Paul Plofchanserves as Vice President of Government Affairs and Chief Privacy Officer for ADT, based out of Boca Raton, Florida.

Paul leads both ADT’s political engagement and public policy strategy, to include oversight of the company’s political action committee (ADT PAC) and grassroots efforts, and is a leader within the company’s data stewardship and protection program.  As Chief Privacy Officer, Paul works with ADT’s senior management team to provide organization-wide privacy oversight to foster customer and employee trust and manage the risks and business impact of privacy laws and policies.

Prior to joining ADT, Paul spent 20 years with Pfizer, Inc. in corporate affairs, government relations and sales and marketing.   

In conjunction with his current role, Paul serves as Chairman of the Electronic Security Association (ESA) government affairs board.  

Paul has significant experience working with Congressional committees and federal agencies, state legislatures and national business, political and policy organizations, including the U.S Chamber of Commerce, the Council of Better Business Bureaus, and national governor, legislative, and state attorneys general associations.

Additional interests include economic development and entrepreneurship.  Paul currently serves on the board of Westlake Reinsurance, a privately held insurance captive, and is past Chairman of Bio Nebraska, a life sciences association. 

Paul is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame (Economics) and the University of Nebraska (MBA) and holds a privacy certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (CIPP-US).