LPIC Board of Directors

Elizabeth Guglielmo Picard

Of Counsel
Voorhies and Labbe
Lafayette, LA

Elizabeth Guglielmo Picard lives in Lafayette, Louisiana with her husband Tyron Picard and two sons, John, a high school senior, and Drew a sophomore in college. Elizabeth is a 1988 graduate of Tulane University School of Law. She has practiced law in Lafayette with the firm of Voorhies and Labbe since 1991 as a Partner and now Of Counsel in the areas of maritime, energy litigation, defense, and indemnity litigation, and insurance coverage. In 2004, she was appointed by Governor Kathleen Blanco to serve as Chairman of the Louisiana Tax Commission, the state agency charged with oversight authority of the parish assessors, enforcement of Louisiana's ad valorum tax laws and adjudication of taxpayer disputes of assessments. She was a recipient of the Women Who Mean Business Award for her work with the Louisiana Tax Commission. 

She is a charter member of the United Way of Acadiana's Women's Leadership Council/Women United and currently serves as a Board Member of the United Way of Acadiana, and as a member of the Board of Trustees of Episcopal School of Acadiana. She and her husband Tyron served as co-chairs for the One School One Future Capital Campaign for the Episcopal School of Acadiana and Elizabeth also served as President of the Episcopal School of Acadiana's Parent Faculty Group. She has also served on the boards of The Family Tree, and Lafayette Teen Court. 

Following the untimely death of her father in law, State Superintendent of Education Cecil Picard, she committed to continuing his work in the area of early childhood education, sharing in his desire to see expanded access to quality early childhood programs so that all children of our state are able to start school on equal footing and reach their true potential.