Tim Hardy


Louisiana Community and Technical College System, LA

Timothy  W. Hardy is a Partner in the Baton Rouge headquartered  law firm of Roedel Parsons Koch Blache Balhoff & McCollister.  His area of concentration is Environmental  Law.  He serves on  the firm 's Management  Committee  and also  heads the firm 's  Environmental  Law Practice Group.  He previously served as the top advisor on environmental  affairs for a former Louisiana governor, as Assistant Secretary for the Louisiana Department of Environmental  Quality, and as a Division Director tor the Louisiana Department of Justice. He was formerly the Managing Partner of the New Orleans based Lemle & Kelleher Law Firm prior to joining Roedel Parsons in July 2011.

He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors for the Louisiana Community & Technical  College System, having served on the Board since 2010. While on the Board, he has been instrumental  in helping to secure more than $300 million in funding for 29 new workforce development  facility projects, supported  Board action that has led to record graduates and other policies that has helped to grow enrollment and foundation assets. He is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Southern University Law Center, teaching Environmental Law for more than 20 years. His professional career also includes, in 2003, being named as an Executive  Vice President of the Shaw Group, one of only two Fortune 500 Companies based in Louisiana at that time.

He holds a B.S. Degree in Chemistry  and was named a Distinguished Alumnus  by the Southern University Department of Chemistry  in 2008.   He was also named a Distinguished  Alumnus by the Southern  University  Law Center  in 2009 and  was named to the Southern  University  Law Center Hall of Fame in 2012.