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We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
Winston Churchill

David O. Barrett

Chairman, President, and CEO

David Barrett, 47, is chairman, president, and chief executive officer of the Gene B. Glick Company, an Indianapolis-based, privately held real estate ownership, development and management firm with operations in 12 states. Prior to joining Glick in 2007, David served as vice president-corporate counsel at Emmis Communications Corporation, a diversified media company based in Indianapolis. He began his legal career in 1995 in Indianapolis at Ice Miller LLP, where he concentrated his practice in corporate law, business transactions, and media law. In his practice, David represented a number of public and private companies, including radio and television broadcasters and various sports and entertainment clients. He also served as counsel to the Indiana Broadcasters Association from 1996 to 1999.


David is active in the Indianapolis community and serves on a number of boards of civic and philanthropic groups. He serves as president, chief executive officer and vice chair of The Glick Philanthropies, including The Glick Family Foundation. David also serves as chairman of The Gene B. Glick Family Housing Foundation, a foundation dedicated to the acquisition, development and preservation of affordable housing throughout the US. He is also an advisor to The Glick Fund of the Central Indiana Community Foundation. David currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Indy Chamber and the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis, and is a member of the Board of Governors of the Indianapolis Museum of Art. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Center for Real Estate Studies at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, the National Board of Directors of the Indiana University Varsity Club, and the Indiana Apartment Association. David has previously served on the Advisory Board of the Indiana Economic Development Commission, was a founding board member of Indianapolis Cultural Trail Inc., and has 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 as vice president of Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation. He received the Sagamore of the Wabash Award from Indiana Governor Mike Pence in July 2014.


David received a BA in journalism and political science from Indiana University - Bloomington in 1992 and received his JD cum laude in 1995 from the Indiana University Maurer 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 the President's Circle of Indiana University and are life members of the Indiana University Alumni Association. They enjoy tennis, reading, and travel. They live in Carmel, Indiana, with their three children.