William G. Barron, CCIM

Since 1972, Mr. Barron has committed himself to being a top real estate professional for the people of his hometown of Owensboro, KY.

After graduating from the University of Kentucky, he returned to Owensboro and became a real estate professional. He worked in residential real estate for a few years and then became VP of Barron Homes, Inc. In 1979 he became CEO of Barron Rent-A-Space, currently with three locations.

From 1973-1980, he had the privilege of serving as a Lieutenant in the United States Army Reserve. In 1981, he transitioned to CEO of Barron Homes, Inc, a role he held until 1994. It was then he became CEO of Wm. G. Barron Enterprises.

In 2006, he became CEO of Go Minis Portable Storage, a business also serving families with three locations in the Owensboro area.

He has been married to the former Jo Rogers since June 23, 1973. They have six children, 4 sons, 2 daughters, and 11 grandchildren.

Current Credentials
  • Chairman, William G. Barron Enterprises, Inc. (Broker – Commercial Developer, Property Manager)
  • Chairman, A Barron Rent-A-Space (self-storage: 3 locations)
  • Board Member, MainSource Financial Group, Greensburg, IN
    (MSFG on the NASDAQ Stock Exchange)
  • Chairman, Owensboro Family YMCA Endowment Fund
  • Certified Commercial Investment Member Designee
Work History
  • 2007-2010 CEO for Sperry Van Ness – The Barron Group
  • 2006-Present CEO for Go Minis Portable Storage (3 locations)
  • 1994-Present CEO for Wm G. Barron Enterprises, Inc. (Commercial R.E. Brokerage & Development)
  • 1983-Present Board Member for MainSource Bank, Greensburg, IN (MSFG on NASDAQ)
  • 1981-1994 CEO for Barron Homes, Inc.
  • 1979-Present CEO for A Barron Rent-A-Space (3 locations)
  • 1974-1981 Vice President, Barron Homes, Inc.
  • 1973-1980 Lieutenant, United States Army Reserve
  • 1972-1974 Salesman for New Homes, Inc.
  • 1966-1972 Laborer for New Homes, Inc. (summer & vacations)
  • 1962-1966 Paperboy for Louisville Courier Journal
  • 1972 University of Kentucky
Memberships and Associations
  • 2011-2012 President of Owensboro Noon Rotary Club
  • 2008-2012 Board Member of Community Foundation of Owensboro Daviess County
  • 2005 Harvard Business School-Executive Education – Compensation Committee
  • 2004 Chicago School of Business “The Director’s Consortium”
  • 2002-2003 Recipient of the Milton F. Boulware Memorial Award
  • 2002 Stanford Law School Executive Education “Director’s College”
  • 2001 Guest Writer for BANK DIRECTOR (Vol. 2, No. 2, 2nd Qtr 2001) pg. 56
  • 1997 YMCA of the USA – Book of Honor Award
  • 1997 Awarded the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation by the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute (CIREI)
  • 1994-1995 Chairman of Owensboro Family YMCA Board
  • 1992-2000 Elder – Owensboro Christian Church
  • 1992 Member of the Year – Owensboro Chamber of Commerce
  • 1990-1993 Chairman – Owensboro Chamber – Government Affairs Steering Committee
  • 1987 Chairman of Owensboro YMCA Roundtable – Lifetime Member
  • 1986 Charter Member of Board of Directors – Riverpark Center, Inc.
  • 1986 Graduate of Leadership Kentucky
  • 1986 Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year – Owensboro Chamber of Commerce
  • 1982 Graduate of Leadership Owensboro – Charter Class
  • 1981-1982 Board of Directors of Owensboro Rotary Club
  • 1976 President Owensboro Homebuilders Association