Nic Walts.
Director of Policy

Nic Walts serves as Director of Policy. Prior to The Picard Group, he worked in the Louisiana State Senate, the Governor’s Office, and on various 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, mayoral appointee to the Lafayette Charter Transition Committee, and a graduate of Leadership Lafayette Class XXVIII. Walts sits on the Board for Junior Achievement of Acadiana, Executive Finance Committee for Downtown Lafayette Unlimited, 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

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 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



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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