Christopher P. Coulon
Clients say they value my knowledge about the inner workings of government, my passion in fully understanding their business goals and my persistence in working with policymakers to advance my clients’ interests.
I work hard to stay on top of any and all statutory or regulatory proposals that may affect them so that, collaboratively, we can take action if needed.
Clients need to know I’m there for them even when I don’t have much to report. Communication is vital.”
Drawing on more than 20 years of experience with Louisiana state government, Christopher “Chris” Coulon advises national and regional clients who operate in a wide range of industries on matters at the state and local level.
Chris lobbies for bills that enhance his clients’ businesses and against those that place burdens upon them, knowing that it takes a lot more effort to get legislation enacted than it does to kill a bill. Like many states, Louisiana has out-dated laws and regulations on the books, and Chris works with policymakers to modernize the statutory and regulatory frameworks – understanding, for example, that they want government to adopt policies that keep pace with technological advancements in their industries while also protecting privacy in our data-driven global economy.
Chris earned his bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from Louisiana State University. While pursuing his degree, he worked in many capacities in the State Legislature including a page, a Sergeant at Arms and finally as executive assistant to Speaker of the House John Alario. Prior to joining Pivotal, Chris worked in government relations with a New Orleans based law firm and with CLECO Electric Company.