Nick Cahanin.
Director of State & Local Government Affairs

Nick Cahanin serves as Director of State & Local Government Affairs. Cahanin has over 13 years of public service experience and is well versed in all aspects of state and local government. He served as Director of Intergovernmental Affairs in the governor’s office, acting as a liaison between the governor, local elected officials and the State Legislature. During his tenure with the governor, Cahanin also served as a Policy Advisor and Deputy Director of Legislative Affairs.

Prior to working in the governor’s office, Cahanin served in the United States Marine Corps and is a combat veteran who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom.  His tenacious, competitive spirit, coupled with intense self-discipline, has led to successful completion of multiple iron-distance triathlons and marathons across the United States. Cahanin is a member of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, a member of One Acadiana, and a 2019-2020 Gold Level Hero for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

A native of Rayne, Louisiana, Cahanin graduated from Liberty University, earning a bachelor’s degree in Management and Accounting, and the University of Louisiana, earning a Master of Business Administration (MBA). He is married and has two beautiful daughters.

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.


Nic Walts.

Director of Policy