Andrew Holleman joins The Picard Group
The Picard Group is pleased to announce that Andrew Holleman has joined the firm as Director of State and Federal Governmental Affairs. Holleman will work with Tyron Picard, former Senator Mike Michot, former Congressman Rodney Alexander, former Speaker of the House Chuck Kleckley, Nick Cahanin, Nic Walts, and David Koke to develop and grow the firm’s governmental affairs services at the state level and support the federal team.
Prior to The Picard Group, Holleman worked in Washington, D.C. as a federal lobbyist for Cheniere Energy, Inc., advising management on engagement strategies with Congress, government agencies, and trade associations. During his tenure at Cheniere, he established strong relationships with Members and staff in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate and several regulatory agencies, including the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Holleman helped advance several bills signed into law, including the PIPES Act of 2020, which established an LNG Center of Excellence housed in Louisiana and updated safety regulations for LNG facilities. His advocacy, on Cheniere’s behalf, helped to secure key regulatory approvals from FERC, leading to an increase in production, jobs, and investment for Southwest Louisiana.
Prior to working with Cheniere, Holleman worked for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which regulates interstate natural gas pipelines and LNG facilities. Holleman began his career in Washington, D.C. in 2012 working for U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu where he advocated on behalf of multiple industries across Louisiana including the ports and waterways and agriculture industries.
“Having worked with Andrew for over a decade, as both a staffer and an industry lobbyist, we could not be more excited to have him on our team. His vast knowledge of appropriations, particularly with ports and airports, from his U.S. Senate staff experience, coupled with his extensive pipeline and energy regulatory experience from his days at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, gives us an added dimension of experience and sector expertise on the state and federal levels,” said TPG Managing Partner Tyron Picard.
A New Iberia native and graduate of University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Holleman recently returned to Louisiana after living in Washington, D.C. for the last ten years.