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Tyron Picard

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Tyron Picard is the founder and Principal of The Picard Group. Picard has developed a proven record of bipartisan legislative accomplishments on state and federal levels. He was awarded the 2008 American Ambulance Association’s President’s Award for his efforts leading the industry’s National Political Action Committee and his role in assisting with passage of Federal Medicare Ambulance Payment Reform in 2008. He was appointed to serve on the transition teams of two incoming Louisiana governors in 2003 and 2007 (Democrat and Republican).

Prior to founding The Picard Group in 2011, Picard served for 12 years as Executive Vice President and a Board member for the Acadian Companies. During his twelve-year tenure, Acadian grew from 600 employees to over 3,000 employees and from $70 million in sales to $350 million in sales.

Since its founding, Picard has been active in establishing a firm which is fully integrated, both vertically (local, state, and federal levels) and horizontally (regulatory, legislative and executive branch lobbying, as well as strategic business consulting). The firm has currently and previously represented over a dozen Fortune 500 companies in the areas of healthcare, energy, industrial construction, gaming, etc. Using his unique business background and political experience, the firm has represented a number of private equity firms that are invested in businesses which are highly regarded.

Picard currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Council for A Better Louisiana (CABL). He is also active in numerous Louisiana civic organizations, including the Committee of 100 for Economic Development and Catholic Charities of Acadiana.

A native of Maurice, Louisiana, Picard is a graduate of Vermilion Catholic High School, LSU (B.A. Political Science), and Tulane University School of Law (Cum Laude, 1990).  Outside the office, he enjoys being outdoors in Louisiana and Colorado (skiing, fishing, or tennis) with his wife, Elizabeth, and two teenage sons, or being involved with his thoroughbred horses.

 

Accolades & Recognition

  • 2008 American Ambulance Association’s President’s Award
    2008 American Ambulance Association’s President’s Award
  • Board of Directors of the Council for A Better Louisiana (CABL)
    Board of Directors of the Council for A Better Louisiana (CABL)
  • Board of Directors for Gulf of Mexico Foundation
    Board of Directors for Gulf of Mexico Foundation
  • Louisiana Committee of 100 for Economic
    Louisiana Committee of 100 for Economic
  • 2005 Chair of the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce
    2005 Chair of the Greater Lafayette Chamber of Commerce
  • Former Board Member of the Louisiana Board of Commerce and Industry
    Former Board Member of the Louisiana Board of Commerce and Industry
  • Board Member of Tiger Athletic Foundation
    Board Member of Tiger Athletic Foundation
  • Previous Chair of the Catholic Diocese of Lafayette’s Opus Christi Magnum
    Previous Chair of the Catholic Diocese of Lafayette’s Opus Christi Magnum
  • Named by The Times of Acadiana newspaper as one of its “Faces to Watch” 1995 edition
    Named by The Times of Acadiana newspaper as one of its “Faces to Watch” 1995 edition
  • Selected for Lafayette’s The Daily Advertiser Newspaper’s 2005 “Top 20 Under 40” Edition
    Selected for Lafayette’s The Daily Advertiser Newspaper’s 2005 “Top 20 Under 40” Edition
  • Selected as Lafayette’s The Daily Advertiser Newspaper’s 2004 “Rising Young Business Leader of the Year”
    Selected as Lafayette’s The Daily Advertiser Newspaper’s 2004 “Rising Young Business Leader of the Year”
  • 2010 Catholic Bishop’s Medal of Honor
    2010 Catholic Bishop’s Medal of Honor
  • Member of the Legatus Lafayette Chapter: President 2017, Social Chair 2016
    Member of the Legatus Lafayette Chapter: President 2017, Social Chair 2016