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Christopher P. Coulon

Government Affairs Advisor (non-lawyer)
Government Relations

Christopher “Chris” Coulon is a Government Affairs Advisor (non-lawyer) with the Governmental Relations team. His clients cover a broad spectrum of businesses including pharmaceuticals, higher education, local municipalities, ports, and finance related issues. Chris has more than 15 years of experience working with the Louisiana Legislature and uses this political acumen to effectively lobby for bills that represent his clients’ interests.

Prior to joining Adams and Reese, Chris served as President of The Coulon Group, which he founded in 2002. Before establishing his own lobbying firm, he was employed by CLECO Electric Company as a governmental affairs representative, lobbying on many electric issues including possible deregulation in Louisiana.

His other significant contributions include:

  • Former lobbying efforts with Hayne and Associates in Louisiana, where he assisted in maintaining the legislative agendas for approximately 20 clients.
  • Appointment by Governor Mike Foster to the Louisiana Board of Commerce and Industry, the constitutionally created board that approves and administers all business incentives in Louisiana.
  • Serving as a Board Member of the Fore!Kids Foundation, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to children’s charities. Fore!Kids hosts the Zurich Classic, a PGA Tour event. He also served on the Board of Commerce and Industry from 2000–2004.
  • Working as a registered lobbyist in the State of Louisiana since 1996.
  • Lobbying for major motion picture studio for motion picture tax credits and to put a floor on the credits earned. This successful lobbying effort paid great dividends the state.

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 then Speaker of the House John Alario.

In his free time, Chris likes spending time with his son. He is also a big Saints and LSU fan, and plays golf.

 

Christopher P. Coulon is not licensed to practice law.