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Tim Rose

Business Operations Manager

Business Operations Manager Tim Rose is originally from Pine Bluff, Ark., and retired as a strategic intelligence officer after serving the United States for roughly 30 years in various combat, command and staff positions. He served at the highest levels of the intelligence community and various intelligence organizations. Tim ended his military career with the opportunity to manage and lead a diverse intelligence portfolio on the Secretary of Defense's staff for the Undersecretary of Defense (Intelligence). He then went on to join Brightwater in 2017.  

During his world travels, he experienced different cultures and gained an appreciation for the food system, feeding the hungry, and disaster relief. He has always loved food from a cultural standpoint and enjoys tasting the wonderful creations Brightwater chefs produce.   

"Brightwater presents a unique challenge in building a start-up organization with a great vision and mission that will have a lasting impact on Northwest Arkansas and beyond," says Tim.  

Tim loves being outdoors, reading and studying strategic level issues and applying lessons learned to daily operations at Brightwater.   

  • BS in Business Finance and Insurance, University of Arkansas 
  • MA in Public Administration, Webster University   
  • MS in Strategic Intelligence, National Intelligence University  

  • Legion of Merit  
  • Military & Intelligence Community Leadership Awards  

  • UA ROTC Senior Cadet Mentor 
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars 
  • Military Officer Association of America  
  • Church Safety/Security Team  
  • Guest veteran speaker 

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