Tyron Picard.

Tyron Picard is the Founder and Principal 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).  

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 12-person firm with offices in Louisiana and Washington, D.C., Picard has been active in developing the firms full integration to meet client needs, both vertically ( at local, state, and federal levels) as well as horizontally (regulatory, legislative and executive branch lobbying, as well as strategic business consulting). The firm represents over 60 clients, a dozen of which are Fortune 500 companies in the areas of healthcare, technology, 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 regulated.

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, Catholic Charities of Acadiana, and has been a longtime Board Member of the LSU Tiger Athletic Foundation. Most recently, he was selected as the 2021 Best Governmental Affairs Lawyer by Acadiana Profile magazine.

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 playing  tennis) or being involved with his thoroughbred horses. Picard is married to the former Elizabeth Guglielmo, and they have 2 sons, who both attend Wofford College in South Carolina.

Our Team

Rodney Alexander.

Senior Director of Federal Affairs

John Assini.

Federal Affairs Advisor

Emily Bacque.

Director of Federal Affairs

Nick Cahanin.

Director of State & Local Government 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