David Koke, III has joined The Picard Group, a national governmental affairs and consulting services firm based in Lafayette, Louisiana, with offices in Baton Rouge and Washington, D.C. Koke will work with Tyron Picard, former Senator Mike Michot, former Congressman Rodney Alexander, former Speaker of the House Chuck Kleckley, Nick Cahanin, and Nic Walts, to develop and grow the firm’s governmental affairs services at the state level.
Prior to The Picard Group, Koke worked in Baton Rouge, gaining valuable insight into the legislative process and state government operations. Koke served on the committee staff for the Natural Resources Committee; Agricultural, Forestry, Aquaculture and Rural Development Committee; and Ways & Means Committee in the Louisiana House of Representatives. In addition to his work in the legislature, he assisted on a number of election campaigns through advocacy, marketing, and fundraising efforts. Throughout his tenure in college, Koke gained four years of building relationships, knowledge, and experience during his time working at the state Capitol.
“We are very excited to have David join The Picard Group state advocacy team,” said Tyron Picard, Founder and Principal of The Picard Group. “David has gained tremendous insight and experience as a legislative staffer. His maturity and temperament have resulted in him being chosen for various leadership positions. He will be a great asset to our team and clients.”
A Lafayette native, Koke participates in fundraising events to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association and is a member of the705, an organization for young leaders in Acadiana. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University and resides in Lafayette, LA.