Executive Biography of Jim Barfield
Jim Barfield serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Luke. He is a co-owner and co-founder of Luke. Prior to Luke, Jim was President/CEO of a company providing technical and business development support for clients in support of Government contracts. In addition, he has held a variety of increasingly responsible positions with Fortune 500 corporations.
Jim has lived the majority of his life on the Space Coast of Florida growing up around the U.S. Space Program. Jim is a graduate of East Tennessee State University receiving a Bachelors of Science degree in Environmental Health. He earned a Master of Public Health degree from the University of South Florida concentrating in Health Policy and Management. He is active in the local community as Board Chairman of the KLD Youth Foundation; Officer and Board Member of the Economic Development Commission; Chairman EDC Space Coast Defense Alliance; Board Member of Junior Achievement of the Space Coast; Board Member of Space Coast Volunteers in Medicine; Board Member of LEAD Brevard and Board Member of Jess Parrish Foundation. Jim was also recognized by Space Coast Business Magazine as the 2010 Space Coast Business Leader of the Year.