A former Louisiana lawmaker will be joining The Picard group in Lafayette.

Officials with The Picard Group have said that Chuck Kleckley has been hired to become the group's Senior Director of Legislative and Regulatory Affairs.

The Lake Charles native was elected to the Louisiana Legislature in 2005, and he served as the Louisiana Speaker of the House from 2012-2016.

Principa and Founder Tyron Picard says,

All oif us at the PIcard Group are excited about the wealth of talent, insight, and statewide relationships that Chuck brings to the firm. I've had the pleasure of knowing Chuck since his days on the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury and have seen how his attentive and calm demeanor often leads to solutions in the most complex situations. His relationships on both sides of the aisle, as well as at all levels of government, will be at a great resource for the firm and our clients.

Since finishing out his work in the Louisiana Legislature, Kleckley started his own governmental lobbying firm, and now he is going to work for The Picard Group.

Kleckley says he his excited to join the firm.

The Picard Group's Senior Director of State Affairs, Mike Michot says,

As a legislator for 16 years, I had the opportunity to work closely with Chuck when we served in the Legislature together. He is someone who always handles himself in an extremely professional manner all while acting as a strong advocate for his clients. He brings a great deal of knowledge, expertise and a valuable skill set to our team. We look forward to continuing to deliver superior service to our clients, and we look forward to having Chuck on our team.


Kleckley served as the 67th Speaker of the Louisiana House. 


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