Chief Operating Officer & Chief of Staff
Indiana Destination Development Corporation
David Holt is the Chief Operating Officer for the Indiana Destination Development Corporation. He came to IDDC after serving as senior vice president, development and community affairs for Holladay Properties, a South Bend-based land development company. In his role, Holt was responsible for the development of in the industrial portfolio for AmeriPlex, the industrial development south of I-70 by the Indianapolis Airport; assisted the Indianapolis Airport Authority with development of World Connect @ IND (the airport's business park); and managed government affairs, community relations and trade association activities for Holladay.
Previously Holt served as Vice President of Operations and Business Development for Conexus Indiana. During his tenure, Holt developed, recruited and led the formation of the Conexus Indiana Logistics Council (CILC), a forum of prominent logistics executives, throughout the state of Indiana, and six regional logistics council in Northwest, North Central, Northeast, Central, Southwest and Southeast Indiana. Holt also chaired the INDOT agency review team for Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb’s Transition Team and moderated Indiana Governor Mike Pence’s Blue Ribbon Panel for Transportation Infrastructure.
Holt formerly served as the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s Vice-President of Health Care/Education Policy and Federal Relations, acting as an integral part of that organization’s governmental relations team at the federal and levels. Holt’s professional career has also included service in Washington DC as Chief of Staff in the Office of Vocational and Adult Education at the U.S. Department of Education and a Senior Legislative Aide to a U.S. Representative on Capitol Hill.