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Nic Walts

Director of Policy
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Nic Walts serves as Director of Policy for The Picard Group. 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 member of the705 Young Professionals, previously serving on their board as chair of the Civic Committee, and is a graduate of Leadership Lafayette Class XXVIII. Walts sits on the Board for Junior Achievement of Acadiana, Downtown Lafayette Unlimited, and One Acadiana’s Governmental Affairs Committee. He was a mayoral appointee to the Lafayette Charter Transition team.

He is married to Leah Walts and has two children.

Accolades & Recognition

  • Board Member of Junior Achievement of Acadiana
    Board Member of Junior Achievement of Acadiana
  • Civic Committee Member of Young Professionals Group “705club” The705
    Civic Committee Member of Young Professionals Group “705club” The705
  • 2016 Lafayette Education Foundation’s ReProm Court
    2016 Lafayette Education Foundation’s ReProm Court
  • Eagle Scout for Boy Scouts of America
    Eagle Scout for Boy Scouts of America