Emily Bacque.
Director of Federal Affairs


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Through The Picard Group’s affiliation with the Washington D.C. based firm, CJ Lake, Emily Bacque serves as Director of Federal Affairs for The Picard Group.

Since 2004, Bacque has worked with local governments on issues including housing, flood control, energy, transportation, health care, law enforcement, and public safety initiatives. She has also focused on authorization and appropriations legislation benefiting local governments, universities, hospitals and transportation agencies. She brings incredible experience, depth, and value to the firm’s appropriations and budget practice. This experience has led to the development of successful federal advocacy agendas tailored to each client’s unique federal needs.

Bacque worked for Senator John Breaux (D-LA), a member of the Senate Commerce and Finance Committees, for six years where she served as Legislative Assistant responsible for handling Defense, Foreign Affairs, Veterans, and Homeland Security issues. In addition, Bacque was the appropriations coordinator for the office, responsible for coordinating the office efforts to secure federal funding for Louisiana programs and projects.

Bacque received her bachelor’s degree in International Studies from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee.

Our Team

Rodney Alexander.

Senior Director of Federal Affairs

Nick Cahanin.

Director of State & Local Government Affairs

Steve Cosminski.

Director of Finance

Faith Garbett.

Director of Administration

Hunter Hall.

Deputy Director of Federal Affairs

Caroline Higgins.

Legislative Analyst

Paige Hightower.

Director of Association & Federal Affairs

Warren Noah Hoggatt.

Legislative Counsel

Chuck Kleckley.

Senior Director of Legislative & Regulatory Affairs

David Koke.

Deputy Director of Policy

Mike Michot.

Senior Director of State Affairs

Natalie Person.

Director of Consulting Services

Tyron Picard.


Andrew Richard.

Managing Director of Consulting Services

Nic Walts.

Director of Policy



1200 Camellia Boulevard Ste. 101

Lafayette LA 70508



525 9th Street NW Ste. 800
Washington DC 20004

638 State Capitol Drive
Baton Rouge LA 70802


*Mail all correspondence to Lafayette address.

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