Acadiana Business

Michot joins The Picard Group

by Leslie Turk

Former state Sen. Mike Michot, term-limited out of the Legislature this year, is now senior policy advisor at The Picard Group.

Former state Sen. Mike Michot, term-limited after 16 years in the Louisiana Legislature, today joins The Picard Group as senior policy advisor.

The governmental affairs and business consulting firm, which also has offices in Baton Rouge and Washington, D.C., was founded in 2011 by former Acadian Ambulance exec Tyron Picard. Michot and Picard are longtime friends.

In his last four years in the Legislature, Michot chaired the Senate Finance Committee.

Michot, 48, will advise the Picard team and its clients on finding effective solutions in the governmental process. By law he is prohibited from lobbying the Louisiana Legislature for at least two years.

"We are honored that Mike Michot has chosen to join our team. His advice and counsel to our team and our clients, as well as his relationships on the local and federal level, will be of great value," says Tyron Picard. "The addition of Mike, along with our existing affiliation with the Roedel Parsons Koch Blache Balhoff and McCollister law firm in Baton Rouge, deepens the pool of resources available for both our team and the clients which we serve." Picard and Michot have known each other for more than 25 years.

"Our law firm is also excited to draw upon the experience of Mike Michot, whose addition to the overall team makes a positive statement for the future of our governmental relations practice locally, statewide and in Washington D.C.," says Larry Roedel, managing partner of Roedel Parsons.

Moving over to The Picard Group with Michot is his longtime legislative aide, 34-year-old Josh Borill of Crowley. Borill has been named deputy public policy advisor.

A Lafayette native, Michot also owns the local durable medical equipment company, Premier Medical Equipment. He is the son of former Louisiana State Superintendent of Education Louis Michot and the late Patricia Smith Michot. He is married to the former Monique Broussard of Estherwood and they have two children, Mikie, 16, and Mary Carolyn, 15.