Holladay Properties has added David Holt as senior vice president of development & community affairs. He previously served as vice president of operations and business development for Conexus Indiana. Holt will be responsible for the development of World Connect @ IND, 300 acres of airport-owned land located at the Indianapolis International Airport, as well as on various other development projects throughout the state of Indiana, including Northpoint, a 300-acre business park in Westfield. Northpoint is expected to bring more than 2.5 million square feet of office, advanced manufacturing, and logistics space as well as $200 million in capital investment to the growing community of Westfield.
During his tenure at Conexus Indiana, he developed, recruited and led the formation of the Conexus Indiana Logistics Council, a forum of prominent logistics executives throughout the state of Indiana, as well as six regional logistics councils. Holt also chaired the INDOT agency review team for Indiana Governor-elect Eric Holcomb’s Transition Team and moderated Indiana Governor Mike Pence’s Blue Ribbon Panel for Transportation Infrastructure.
In addition to his work with Conexus Indiana, Holt previously served as the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s vice president of health care/education policy and federal relations, where he was an integral part of that organization’s governmental relations team at the federal and state levels. His professional career has also included service in Washington D.C. as chief of staff in the Office of Vocational and Adult Education at the U.S. Department of Education, and as a senior legislative aide to a U.S. Representative on Capitol Hill.
Holt holds a bachelor’s degree from Ball State University and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame, and serves on numerous boards and advisory committees, including the Greater Indianapolis Foreign Trade Zone Board 72, and the Mid-State Corridor Coalition. He previously served on the city of Indianapolis Board of Water Works, Indiana Professional Standards Board and the State Workforce Innovation Council. Holt also volunteers as football commissioner for the St. Malachy Athletic Ministry, coaches the 5th grade soccer team and is a first degree Knight of Columbus.