Haynie & Associates
BioFor almost 33 years, Randy K. Haynie has lobbied the Louisiana legislature on behalf of some of the state and nation’s most recognized companies, professions, and associations. In the process, he has almost single-handedly elevated the status and professionalism of lobbying and government relations in Louisiana — and his track record of success places him squarely at the top of his trade.
A native of Lafayette, Randy attended and graduated from the University of Southwestern Louisiana — working summers as an oilfield roughneck — and graduated with a bachelor of science in biology, chemistry, and mathematics. After college, he gained a taste for politics by serving as an assistant Sergeant-at-Arms for the Louisiana Senate, then becoming the personal aide of former Senator Edgar “Sonny” Mouton, and taking part in Mouton’s gubernatorial campaign. Fueled by a personal desire and passion to give corporations and professionals superior representation before state government, he formed Haynie & Associates.
Beginning with his earliest client, the Louisiana Oilfield Contractors Association, Randy went to work clearing a new path for the lobbying profession. He insisted on dressing in coat and tie every day, and during the Legislature Session, was the first to arrive and the last to leave the Capitol, showing lawmakers and public the respect he hoped to earn from them. He demonstrated an unusual willingness to work exceptionally long hours, seven days a week, to get the job done. Additionally, he ushered in a new era of high-impact communication, even delivering the first PowerPoint presentation the legislature had ever seen.
Today, Haynie & Associates’ high-profile client roster includes General Electric, General Motors, Bollinger, Fluor, Altria, JPMorgan Chase, Northrop Grumman, Louisiana Oilfield Contractors Association, New Orleans Saints, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, NFL, and Caesar’s Entertainment. In addition, since 1983, Randy owns Louisiana Governmental Studies, which publishes an annual legislative directory and a grass roots guide to lobbying the Louisiana legislature every four years.
Randy Haynie is extensively involved in civic and professional organizations, serving a wide variety of elected and appointed positions. He is also an avid collector of historic Louisiana objects, including state, parish, municipal, merchant, and bank notes, dating to the 1800s; tickets issued by the first Louisiana Lottery Company; photos of Louisiana governors and memorabilia related to their terms of office; several early maps of Louisiana; and original paintings by well-known Louisiana artists. The Louisiana collection is showcased at Long-View, Randy’s Baton Rouge office that was once the home of former Louisiana governor Earl K. Long.
Randy and his wife, Daynese, have two children, Ryan and Dayna.