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Tyron Picard.
Founder and Managing Partner

Tyron Picard is the Founder and Managing Partner of The Picard Group. Picard has developed a proven record of bipartisan legislative accomplishments on the state and federal levels. He was appointed to serve on the transition teams of two incoming Louisiana governors in 2003 and 2007 (Democrat and Republican), as well as numerous fundraising committees for officials at the state and federal level.  

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, which includes Acadian Ambulance. During his 12-year tenure, Acadian grew from 600 employees to over 3,000 employees and from $70 million in sales to $350 million in sales. 

Since founding the 16-person firm with offices in Louisiana and Washington, D.C., Picard has actively developed the firm's full integration platform to meet client needs, both vertically (local, state, and federal levels) and horizontally (regulatory, legislative and executive branch lobbying), as well as strategic business consulting. Bloomberg Government named the firm a "top-performing lobbying firm" and the "4th fastest growing firm of its 2020 top-performing firms." The Picard Group represents over 80 clients, including Fortune 500 companies in the areas of healthcare, technology, energy, industrial construction, gaming, and more. Using Picard's unique business background and political experience, the firm has also represented a number of successful private equity firms that are invested in highly regulated businesses. 

Picard most recently served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Council for A Better Louisiana (CABL), the state's premier business leader roundtable. He is also active in numerous Louisiana civic organizations, including the Committee of 100 for Economic Development, Catholic Charities of Acadiana, and has been a longtime Board Member of the LSU Tiger Athletic Foundation. He was selected as the Best Governmental Affairs Lawyer by Acadiana Profile magazine in 2021 and 2022.

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, snow skiing, hunting, fishing, or playing tennis or being involved with his thoroughbred horses. Picard is married to the former Elizabeth Guglielmo, and they have two sons, who both attend Wofford College in South Carolina.

Our Team

Rodney Alexander.

Partner

Nick Cahanin.

Partner

Ward Cormier.

Senior Director of Federal Affairs

Steve Cosminski.

Director of Finance

Emily Bacque Da Silva.

Partner

Curtis Erdmann.

Federal Affairs Analyst

Faith Garbett.

Director of Administration

Hunter Hall.

Partner

Caroline Higgins.

Legislative Analyst

Paige Hightower.

Director of External and Association Management Affairs

Andrew Holleman.

Director of State and Federal Governmental Affairs

Chuck Kleckley.

Partner

David Koke.

Director of Governmental Affairs

Catherine Lenz.

Director of Health Policy

Mike Michot.

Partner

Tyron Picard.

Managing Partner

Nic Walts.

Director of Governmental Affairs