David O Barrett
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David O. Barrett

Chairman, President and CEO

David Barrett is the chairman, president and chief executive officer of the Glick Company, one of the nation’s largest privately held real estate ownership, development and property management firms, headquartered in Indianapolis. David first joined Glick in 2007 as chief operating officer and assumed his current role in 2008.

David also plays a key role in Glick Philanthropies, a family of charitable initiatives, programs and organizations, where he serves as vice chair, president and chief executive officer of the Glick Family Foundation, chairman of the Glick Family Housing Foundation, and advisor to the Glick Fund at Central Indiana Community Foundation.

A trained lawyer, David started his career at Ice Miller LLP, where he concentrated his practice in corporate law, business transactions and media law. David represented public and private companies, radio and television broadcasters, and sports and entertainment clients. He also served as counsel to the Indiana Broadcasters Association. David then joined Emmis Communications Corporation, a diversified media company, where he served as vice president and corporate counsel.

David is actively involved in civic and philanthropic groups throughout Central Indiana. Currently, he serves on the board of directors for the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee, the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis, and the advisory board of the Indiana University Kelley School of Business Center for Real Estate Studies.

Previously, David was an Indiana Economic Development Corporation advisory board member, and served on the boards of the Indy Chamber, the Indianapolis Museum of Art and Newfields, the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, and the Indiana University Varsity Club. He has also served in various leadership positions for a number of local and national Jewish organizations, including the board of trustees of the Union for Reform Judaism and the board of directors of Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation.

David was awarded the Sagamore of the Wabash Award in 2014 for his long-standing community leadership.

David earned a B.A. in journalism and political science from Indiana University and a J.D. cum laude from the Indiana University School of Law – Bloomington, where he served on the board of editors of the Indiana Law Journal and was elected to the Order of Barristers. David and his wife, Jackie, are members of Indiana University’s Presidents Circle and lifetime members of the Indiana University Alumni Association.

David and Jackie live in Carmel, Indiana, and have three children. They enjoy tennis, reading and travel.

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