Tim’s career began in 1980 with the US Navy SEABEES taking throughout the world in progressive roles on a wide array of projects and buildings. At NAVCOMMSTA Iceland he was selected the 1991 Sailor of the Year. As Chief of Facilities at SACLANT BUC (SCWS) Payne was awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal by Sec. of Defense for his performance. After the SEABEES, worked with Dillard Smith a contractor to Georgia Power Co. installing most of the power for the 1996 Olympic Village. At Gwinnett Co. Schools, led and operated the Suwanee districts k-12, award winning Facilities & Operations team. As a GSA Program Manager, he managed $35m Repair & Alterations annual budget & Building Assessment program across a 142 building, 50m S.F. portfolio. Tim has been officially peer recognized as a GSA national subject matter expert on buildings. As the GSA Director, Carolinas Property Management Center, he led and managed all facets of the Carolinas portfolio of 24 federal buildings, 307 lease locations in both North and South Carolina. As President of VFSI he continues to serve clients with skill, knowledge, experience and integrity.