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In 2001, Lynnel arrived in Washington DC to answer phones for Chairman Billy Tauzin’s Energy and Commerce Committee. She departed in 2016 as the highest ranking House female staffer on Capitol Hill.
She served as Majority Whip Steve Scalise’s chief of staff for eight years.
During her DC tenure she worked with Congress and the White House to develop and execute strategy on major trade, health care and tax issues.

Since returning to Louisiana she has served as Chief of Staff to Attorney General Jeff Landry, Assistant Treasurer and graduated from the Baton Rouge Chamber Leadership program.

Lynnel is an active member of St. Aloysius Church and serves on the Old State Capitol Foundation Board of Directors.

As a native of Jefferson Parish, graduate of University of Louisiana Monroe and former lifeguard at Camp Hardtner in Grant Parish she finds charm in every corner of Louisiana.

When she is not cheering on her children Jack and Mary Kyle’s sporting events, Lynnel enjoys playing tennis and reading.



Tommy Johnson is a Monroe, Louisiana native with extensive experience assisting both private and public sector clients with their digital strategy needs. Johnson cut his political teeth working for former Congressman John Fleming and current Senator John Kennedy on their campaigns. He also gained experience working for Congressman Ralph Abraham on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. Tommy is skilled in advertising, marketing, and branding. 


Currently, he works as a Vice President at Bold Strategies, LLC where he oversees creative and digital strategy.

Tommy is a robust and analytical thinker who graduated with an MBA from the LSU Flores Program and a Bachelor of Science in General Business, Summa Cum Laude, from Louisiana State University.

When he’s not working, Tommy can be found watching college football, training his Boykin Spaniel for hunt tests, and creating content for his personal style brand @ThePelicanStyle

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