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Nic Walts.
Director of Policy

Nic Walts serves as Director of Policy. Prior to The Picard Group, he worked in the Louisiana State Senate, in particular with the Revenue & Fiscal Affairs Committee, who is charged with crafting the capital outlay budget responsible for funding projects throughout Louisiana each year.  Walts also worked with the governor’s office and on several 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 former Civic Chairman of The705 Young Professionals, Executive Finance Committee member for Downtown Lafayette Unlimited, and mayoral appointee to the Lafayette Charter Transition. Walts is a graduate of Leadership Lafayette Class XXVIII and a 2017 The Daily Advertiser “20 Under 40” Award recipient. He sits on the Board for Junior Achievement of Acadiana and the political committee for One Acadiana.

He is married to Leah Walts and has two children.

Our Team

Rodney Alexander.

Senior Director of Federal Affairs

John Assini.

Federal Affairs Advisor

Emily Bacque.

Director of Federal 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 External and Association Management Affairs

Chuck Kleckley.

Senior Director of Legislative & Regulatory Affairs

David Koke.

Deputy Director of Policy

Mike Michot.

Senior Director of State Affairs

Tyron Picard.

Principal