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T.A. “Tim” Barfield, Jr. currently serves as the Chief Development Officer for Amedisys. Prior to his current post, Barfield served as Executive Counsel to Governor Jindal and as the Executive Director of the Louisiana Workforce Commission.
At the Workforce Commission, Barfield helped redesign the state’s workforce development system by working closely with business leaders, higher education leaders and the Louisiana Economic Development. Barfield also formed the Workforce Investment Council, which is made up of business and industry leaders who work to better align the needs of businesses and industry with the state’s education and training efforts.
Barfield previously served as an executive with the Shaw Group Inc., including as President and Chief Operating Officer for The Shaw Group Inc. During Barfield’s tenure as president from 2003 to 2006, The Shaw Group’s revenues rose from $3.1 billion in 2003 to $4.8 billion in 2006. Other positions at Shaw included President of Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure, Inc., managing the integration and operations of the IT Group, Inc. and Stone & Webster Environmental to form Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure, Inc.; Senior Vice President for Special Projects, managing mergers and acquisitions and project development; President of Shaw APP, Inc., a specialty fittings manufacturer and distributor based in Shreveport; and Secretary & General Counsel. He has also served as the Managing Director of Shaw Group U.K. Limited and as a corporate attorney at Vinson & Elkins, LLP in Dallas, Texas.
Barfield has a bachelor’s of science in business administration and a law degree from LSU. He is also a graduate of the Kellogg School of Management’s Executive Development Program at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.