J. Barry Wood's Biography
BARRY WOOD serves as the Assessment Division Director for the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance. He and his staff of assessment experts oversee real property assessments in the state, including the assessment of large industrial facilities and public utility properties. He is also responsible for overseeing training for the state’s 13 Township Assessors and 92 County Assessors and their staff.
Prior to joining the Department in 2005, Mr. Wood served as a Practice Group Specialist with the law firm Ice Miller in Indianapolis. He has served as an elected township assessor (Washington Township, Marion County) and as an appointed deputy assessor in Marion County. Mr. Wood has also served with the Indiana Department of Labor.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Purdue University, and Masters in Business Administration from Butler University. Mr. Wood is a Level III State Certified Assessor/Appraiser; a Certified Tax Representative; and he has a Real Estate Broker’s License.