David A. Haist
DAVID A. HAIST
David Haist is the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Do It Best Corp., a $3 billion member-owned hardware and building materials cooperative, headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Do It Best Corp.
has more than 4,100 members located in all 50 states and in nearly 50 other countries.
Before joining Do It Best Corp. in 1997, Dave was the Managing Partner of the Fort Wayne office of Barnes & Thornburg, Indiana's largest law firm with offices in Indiana and Chicago, and Washington, D.C.
had been part of Barnes & Thornburg
for 20 years; his
practice concentrated on mergers and acquisitions, tax, and estate and succession planning.
Dave graduated from Manchester College in 1973 (with distinction) with a major in both Economics and Accounting.
After Manchester College, he was associated with Crowe, Chizek and Ernst and Young, both large professional accounting and consulting firms.
He graduated from Indiana University School of Law, magna cum laude, concentrating on tax and corporate law.
Since graduating from law school, Dave
has been involved as an officer and trustee of a number of civic, charitable and professional organizations, including the boards of Manchester College
, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic
, Parkview Health
and Parkview Hospital
, the Honeywell Foundation
, the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo
and Fort Wayne-Allen County Economic Development Alliance
Dave has served as the Chair of the Board of Manchester College and the President of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic.
Currently Dave serves as the Chair of the Parkview Hospital.
He also has the privilege of serving as a Director of Rea Magnet Wire and the Ford Meter Box Company.
wife Sandy live near Fort Wayne.