SPONSORED: Meet Erin Pelletier Robicheaux

Every team would be lucky to have an Erin Pelletier Robicheaux on board.  

In December 2014, Robicheaux was provided the opportunity to work in her first professional job.  Since joining the team, she has been exposed to many opportunities. “I started as a receptionist, which gave me a good foundation of The Picard Group and how I work with the team,” Robicheaux said.

After a year, Robicheaux was promoted to external affairs coordinator and began managing internal and external events. This position allowed her to learn how to coordinate and set up events from the ground up.  Assembling a budget, designing invitations, and catering the needs to each particular event gave her a new perspective on how events are assembled and how important it is to know your audience.

To date, Robicheaux’s most memorable event is the Kentucky Derby party that she has organized for the past two years. This event is close to her heart, as her family has been involved with horse racing her entire life. “My grandfather owns race horses, and my uncle is a trainer, so it’s been a big part of my life,” Robicheaux said. Combining her past with her present job brings an interesting take on the event.  Three months prior to the event, she begins brainstorming on new ideas that can be incorporated at the party, including music, decorations, venue and overall party flow.  “With over 150 people in attendance, we have live music, mint juleps, hors d’oeurves, and an auction/Calcutta of all 20 Derby horses,” Robicheaux said. Everyone has a great time for “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports.”

A little over a year ago, she moved into the role of executive assistant and continues to excel and learn in her new position. She works closely with all employees and ensures that the team is organized, aligned and prepared for each day.  “Each day is different, providing a diverse list of job responsibilities, which I thoroughly enjoy,” Robicheaux said.  She enjoys working with all clients and building relationships. While working in events exposed her to clients sporadically, she now has the opportunity to interact with clients on a more frequent basis and to better understand their industry. Robicheaux is grateful for new experiences and various roles that she’s been offered at The Picard Group.

Robicheaux and her husband, Hunter, welcomed their newest family addition last year. Emily was born in early December 2017, and Robicheaux is embracing her most important role as a new mom. “Family is my number one priority. I’m lucky that our families are very involved,” Robicheaux said.

As a 2014 graduate of University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Robicheaux performed with Ragin Jazz, UL Lafayette’s dance team, and her passion for dance continues while teaching at DeLarue Dance Centre. Since 2010, she has taught various ages and styles of dancing and can’t wait to share her gift of dancing with Emily.

Louisiana through and through, she enjoys attending local festivals and loves listening to Wayne Toups.  Robicheaux says she’s still learning the ins and outs of cooking, but she’s perfected this recipe, and Hunter loves it.

Chicken in Puff Pastry

— 4 chicken tenderloins

— 1/8 teaspoon salt

— 1/8 teaspoon pepper

— 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed

— 1/2 cup cream cheese spread

— 1/2 cup shredded American cheese

— 1 egg

— 1 tablespoon water


Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper — set aside. On a lightly floured surface, roll puff pastry into a 14-in. square. Cut into four squares. Spoon 2 tablespoons cream cheese into the center of each square; top with shredded cheese and chicken.

Whisk egg and water; lightly brush over edges. Bring opposite corners of pastry over each bundle. Pinch seams to seal. Place seam side down on a greased baking sheet and brush with remaining egg mixture. Bake at 400° for 18-22 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 4 servings.

CAPITOL GAINS: Does Louisiana need a lieutenant governor?

You’ve really need to watch this interview. From being mistaken for Coach O and fielding attacks from fellow Republicans, to why John

SPONSORED: The Picard Group

A Rare WEDNESDAY Tracker!

Five questions for JBJ at 86, a giveaway contest, forgotten history, AG versus JBE, more "Chatter" and some rather important birthdays (no

SPONSORED: Successful LegisGator Event Honors Lawmakers

On August 24, more than 800 legislators, business leaders, supporters, lobbyists, and others involved in the political realm gathered at

SWAMPERS & SWORDS: Alford’s late summer’s ode to Louisiana’s cities, towns, & villages

SWAMPERS & SWORDS Alford’s late summer’s ode to Louisiana's cities, towns, & villages IF YOU’RE GOING TO DIVE into a review

Rabalais’ Political History: Wade O. Martin & the creation of the modern SOS office

In 1956, an epic power struggle between two political giants forever changed the scope of statewide elected offices in Louisiana. The

ALFORD: You Want Mayors? We’ve Got Mayors!

ALFORD’S SYNDICATED OPINION COLUMN You Want Mayors? We've Got Mayors! Fake mayors, real mayors, convicted mayors, interim mayors,


The Louisiana Lottery is about to have some competition. The Mississippi Legislature voted this afternoon to create a lottery there. Gov.


Today: Cary Koch, Craig McCulloch and Tammi Arender Wednesday 08/29: Quay McKnight, Kevin Blanchard and Paul Coussan Thursday

Gamard: PAC Shoots With “Shooter”

Rep. Blake Miguez — if you’re unfamiliar with his gun-fueled background, hit up Google now — is the featured political player in a new

WEEKLY: Players Who Could Be Mayors

This story was originally published for Weekly subscribers on August 16, 2018. Wish you had read it then? Become a part of our elite

WATCH THE WHIP: Is Scalise the preferred speaker candidate?

This story was originally published for Weekly subscribers on August 16, 2018. Wish you had read it then? Become a part of our elite

YOU’VE BEEN GRADED: LABI Releases 20th Scorecard

YOU’VE BEEN GRADED LABI releases 20th scorecard Much more than fiscal cliff was reviewed Marketing campaign linked to con-con

ALFORD’S OPINION COLUMN: Dismissing Congressional Clout Concerns

Not too long ago, at least in reporter years, I was utilizing the space in this weekly column with some regularity to write about the loss


RABALAIS’ POLITICAL HISTORY When Time Is On Your Side Uncle Harry’s 32-year streak & the longevity of statewide elected


— Meg Casper, everyone's favorite secretary of state communications pro, has a new gig over at the Board of Regents. The turf isn't new for


Mr. and Mrs. Michael Raymond O’Donnell of Fort Worth, Texas are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Camille Nicole


— Tuesday 08/21: Terrebone Parish Councilwoman Arlanda Williams, Bryan Houston, Rob Landry, Nicholas Bouterie, Maris LeBlanc and Chelsea

SPONSORED: An Update on Louisiana’s Fight Against Human Trafficking

United Way of Acadiana’s Women United group held a powerful session on Aug. 13 for their Food for Thought Series: An Update on Louisiana’s

WEEKLY: An Unusual Race In HD90

This story was originally published for Weekly subscribers on August 9, 2018. Wish you had read it then? Become a part of our elite

THE POLITICAL ABC’s (Alario, Barras & Comedy): Seven answers & one joke each, directly from the gavel masters

It has been nearly three months since the finale of 2018’s edition of session-palooza. That’s plenty of time for House Speaker Taylor Barras

ALFORD’S OPINION COLUMN: An Official Con-Con Reminder

It has been three months since the Louisiana Legislature concluded its regular session without addressing the war cry for a constitutional

RABALAIS’ POLITICAL HISTORY: The Bossier Rep Who Stuck With Nixon Until The Bitter End

On the morning of Aug. 9, 1974, Richard Nixon climbed onto the presidential helicopter, waved goodbye and flew away from the White House


— The Republican Women of Bossier, Women’s Republican Club of Shreveport, Caddo Parish Republican Party and Bossier Parish Republican


#HBD TRACKERS! — Tuesday 08/14: Rep. Dustin Miller, Winston DeCuir Jr. and Phillip Joffrion — Wednesday 08/15: Patrick Gleason, Karen