Wayne Allard joined The Livingston Group team after a quarter century of experience in national and state elected office. As a Republican Senator and Member of Congress from Colorado, he specialized on issues related to western land, transportation and health, and he amassed a wealth of experience in financial and budget policies.
At The Livingston Group, Mr. Allard focuses on strategic consulting in Colorado and Washington, DC, utilizing his political, business and professional experience as a doctor of veterinary medicine to serve a variety of clients.
Mr. Allard was elected to the US Senate in 1996. In his 12 years in the Senate, he represented his constituents on numerous committees: Banking and Urban Affairs; Intelligence; Agriculture; Budget; Armed Services; Environment and Public Works; Health, Education, Labor and Pensions; and Appropriations. He also served as either chairman or ranking Republican on several key subcommittees, including the Armed Services Personnel and Strategic Command subcommittee, as well as Appropriations’ Legislative Branch and Interior subcommittees. He founded and chaired both the Renewable Energy and Conservation Caucus and the Space Caucus.
Prior to his senatorship, from 1991 to 1997, Mr. Allard represented Colorado as a member of the US House of Representatives, where he led efforts on the Agriculture, Natural Resources, Small Business, and Budget committees, as well as on the Joint Committee on Congressional Reform.
In Colorado, Mr. Allard won a seat in the state senate in 1982, representing Larimer and Weld counties. For six of those eight years, he led the Republican Caucus as Chairman. Mr. Allard served on the following committees: Agriculture and Natural Resources; Finance; Appropriations; Institutions; Business Affairs; and as Chairman of Health, Environment, and Welfare.
As for his private and public service accomplishments, Mr. Allard has received awards from the Colorado State University System, American Veterinary Medical Association and the Air Force. He has served as Chairman of Veterinary Medicine for the Western Interstate Commission on Higher Education and as a charter diplomat of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners.
Mr. Allard currently sits on the board of directors for the American Highway Users Alliance, studying how to fund the future needs of the US transportation system.
Mr. Allard earned a doctorate of veterinary medicine at Colorado State University in 1967, where he met his wife Joan. He established a veterinary practice a short time later in Loveland, Colorado. He is the recipient of the Air Force’s Distinguished Public Service Award, the Chancellor’s Merit Award for the Colorado State University System, and the American Veterinary Medical Association President’s Award. Mr. Allard is also the author of Colorado’s US Senators: A Biographical Guide, 1876-2004.