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.
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
CCIM, Certified Commercial Investment Member Designee
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