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Nic Walts.
Senior Director of Governmental Affairs

Nic Walts serves as Senior Director of Governmental Affairs at The Picard Group. He joined the firm in 2014. Prior to The Picard Group, he worked in the Louisiana State Senate, the Governor’s Office, and on various municipal, congressional, and gubernatorial campaigns. He brings a wealth of knowledge concerning the legislative process in Louisiana, the capital outlay process, and an understanding of a multitude of both state and local issues.

Originally a native of California, Walts moved to Louisiana to attend Louisiana State University, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He is a graduate of Leadership Lafayette (Class XXVIII) and Leadership Louisiana (Class of 2022). Walts currently sits on the PAR Louisiana’s Future Leaders Council, the Board for Junior Achievement of Acadiana, and the political committee for One Acadiana. He is a former Civic Chairman of The705 Young Professionals, Executive Finance Committee Vice-President for Downtown Lafayette Unlimited, mayoral appointee to the Lafayette Charter Transition Committee, and an Acadiana Top “20 Under 40” award recipient.

He is married to Leah Walts and has two children.

Our Team

Rodney Alexander.


Nick Cahanin.


Ward Cormier.

Senior Director of Federal Affairs

Steve Cosminski.

Director of Finance

Emily Bacque Da Silva.


Curtis Erdmann.

Director of Federal Affairs

Faith Garbett.

Director of Administration

Hunter Hall.


Caroline Higgins.

Director of Ethics and Compliance

Paige Hightower.

Director of External Affairs

Chuck Kleckley.


David Koke.

Director of Governmental Affairs

Catherine Lenz.

Director of Health Policy

Mike Michot.


Tyron Picard.

Managing Partner

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