Tyron Picard.

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 sons, or being involved with his thoroughbred horses.

Our Team

Rodney Alexander.

Senior Director of Federal Affairs

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



1200 Camellia Boulevard Ste. 101

Lafayette LA 70508



525 9th Street NW Ste. 800
Washington DC 20004

638 State Capitol Drive
Baton Rouge LA 70802



1109 Pithon Street

Lake Charles LA 70601


*Mail all correspondence to Lafayette address.

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