PSMJ Team Member Tim Griffin

Tim Griffin, P.E.


“Hope is not a strategy.”
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As a PSMJ consultant, Tim Griffin has published numerous management articles and trained thousands of design firm principals across North America in best business practices. He also authored the best-selling book Winning With Millennials: Attracting, Retaining, and Empowering the Next Generation of Design Firm Professionals.

He currently serves as Principal-in-Charge at RMF Engineering, an engineering consulting firm that works internationally. There, Tim is responsible for offices in Raleigh and Charlotte, NC, and Atlanta, GA, and has also served on RMF’s Board of Directors for 12 years.

In his teaching and instructing with PSMJ, Tim’s focus is working with principals to be better leaders and business managers and helping others set up leadership training within their organizations.

As a student of leadership for more than 30 years, Tim’s philosophy is that everything rises and falls with leadership and that leadership is both accountable and responsible for a firm’s highs and lows.  Tim has led RMF’s leadership development university for six years, training mid-level leaders to understand the business side leadership. He is also experienced at helping firms develop their own in-house leadership universities.

Tim is a registered professional engineer and certified energy manager with a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from North Carolina State University and a master’s degree in business administration from Colorado State University. He is the Chairman of the International District Energy Organization—a 100+ year-old trade organization. He also gives keynote presentations on millennials nationally and internationally.