Ward Cormier.
Senior Director of Federal Affairs 

Ward Cormier serves as Senior Director of Federal Affairs at The Picard Group. Prior to The Picard Group, Cormier served has Deputy Chief of Staff for Congressman Clay Higgins in Washington, D.C., working on issues such as agriculture, chemical, energy and environment, infrastructure, and telecommunications. He brings a wealth of knowledge on federal policy and holds strong relationships in both the House and Senate committee and personal offices. Cormier is a long time Capitol Hill staffer

with over a decade of Congressional experience.

Cormier moved to Washington, D.C. in 2011 to join the office of Senator David Vitter as a Legislative Correspondent. Before long, Cormier stepped into the role of professional staff member for the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, where he was responsible for briefing the Committee’s Ranking Member, developing legislative strategies, coordinating Committee hearings, and drafting public statements. In 2016, Cormier transitioned to the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship where he served as Senior Policy Advisor to the Chairman with a focus on energy production, seafood safety, and initiatives to protect environmental resources important to Louisiana.

A native of Welsh, LA, Cormier is a graduate of Louisiana State University and Mississippi College School of Law.

Our Team

Rodney Alexander.


Nick Cahanin.


Ward Cormier.

Senior Director of Federal Affairs

Steve Cosminski.

Director of Finance

Emily Bacque Da Silva.


Curtis Erdmann.

Federal Affairs Analyst

Faith Garbett.

Director of Administration

Hunter Hall.


Caroline Higgins.

Director of Ethics and Compliance

Paige Hightower.

Director of External Affairs

Andrew Holleman.

Director of State and Federal Governmental Affairs

Chuck Kleckley.


David Koke.

Director of Governmental Affairs

Catherine Lenz.

Director of Health Policy

Mike Michot.