Meet Tim Barfield
Occupation: President of CSRS
Company: CSRS Inc.
Do you work on any BRAC working groups, committees or councils? If so, please elaborate.
Initially, I was on the Operations Committee and I’ve been involved with the Legislative Committee, including chairing if. Most of my work has been with specific initiatives or opportunities in which Adam Knapp has recruited my assistance or input. Also, I’ve not been shy about giving Adam unsolicited advice and constructive criticism, which I attempt to do with professionalism and the goal of BRAC having a bigger impact on the community.
What does your company/organization do?
We help build stronger, smarter communities through engineering, planning, resilience, disaster recovery, grants management, program management and other consulting services. As an advisor and program manager, CSRS helps plan, design, fund, and implement sustainable projects, and helps companies navigate bureaucracies.
What are some advantages of being located/doing business in the Capital Region?
We serve many Louisiana state and local government agencies, authorities and institutions, and much of our private sector work involves regulatory oversight and approvals. With our headquarters located in Baton Rouge, we are located at the center of many political and policy discussions and decisions that affect our clients and their projects throughout the state. We also have access to a great talent pool with LSU, Southern University, BRCC, RPCC, and FranU, etc. I also believe the Capital Region is a great place to raise a family and enjoy many cultural, athletic, and culinary benefits.
Why did you decide to invest in BRAC?
BRAC offers businesses the opportunity to come together and speak with a bigger voice on issues and polices affecting business environment, economic development, quality of life and other factors that are important to our success and the health of our community. It also allows us to connect with community leaders and other businesses that are committed to improving the Greater Baton Rouge Area.
What do you anticipate for your company in the next five years? For the Capital Region?
We want to continue helping improve the infrastructure, education, and quality of life of our region. We want to help grow our economy — in both size and diversity — and increase our region’s competitiveness and attractiveness as a place to live, work and play. And we want to help provide opportunities for all residents of the Capital Region to fully participate in our economy and enjoy an attractive quality of life.
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