“Over the last two decades, CSRS always impressed me with the quality of its people and its work, and it’s a tremendous honor and privilege for me to be a member of the CSRS Team. I’m elated to be a part of the leading provider of state-of-the-art solutions for our clients’ challenges and assisting them in fulfilling their missions that are so important to the infrastructure, education, quality of life, and economic vitality of our communities.”
Tim Barfield joined CSRS in 2016, bringing his extensive business, governmental, legal and financial expertise to lead the firm and help develop the firm’s next generation of leaders.
Prior to CSRS, Mr. Barfield served as Secretary for the Louisiana Department of Revenue, Executive Counsel for the Office of the Governor, and Executive Director of the Louisiana Workforce Commission. In these roles, he worked extensively with state, local, and federal officials, business leaders, policy organizations, and other stakeholders in elementary and secondary education, higher education, workforce development, and economic development to develop and implement policies and programs, including the reform of the State of Louisiana’s workforce development system.
Before working in the public sector, Mr. Barfield served for over a decade as an executive at The Shaw Group, Inc. (acquired by CB&I in 2013), a leader in engineering, technology, construction, fabrication, environmental, disaster recovery and related services for energy, chemical, and infrastructure clients worldwide, including federal, state, and local governments. Mr. Barfield’s roles included President and Chief Operating Officer, President of the Environmental and Infrastructure Division, Senior Vice President in charge of mergers and acquisitions and strategic initiatives, Managing Director of Shaw U.K. Limited, and Secretary and General Counsel. Mr. Barfield also served as the Chief Development Officer for Amedisys, Inc., a leading home health and hospice company, as an associate attorney at Vinson & Elkins, LLP, and as a law clerk for the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana.
He attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, where he earned a B.S. in Business Administration (Finance) and a J.D. from the Paul M. Herbert Law Center.