Attorney & Activist Aaron Greenwalt
By: Dezaray Barr
Aaron Greenwalt graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU) in 2009 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and political science. Greenwalt felt led to attend IWU, and he said, “I appreciated the emphasis on developing a Biblical worldview that was woven throughout IWU’s curriculum.”
Greenwalt particularly enjoyed his junior and senior years as a student at IWU, because he became active in student government and other extracurricular opportunities. “I’m grateful that I developed several life-long friendships [during this time,]” he shared.
IWU’s spiritual environment also had a strong impact on Greenwalt’s life. While a student at IWU, his faith moved from something that was abstract to something that he made concrete and finally considered his own.
Now, Greenwalt and his father own Greenwalt Development Corporation, which focuses on commercial and industrial real estate development. He is an attorney, but does not do outside legal work. Greenwalt shared, “I focus on internal legal items regarding our development company. For example, I help prepare purchase agreements, leases, listing agreements and items related to closing real estate transactions.”
Greenwalt said, “The College of Arts and Sciences at IWU provided a solid foundation for law school at Liberty University. With my B.S. from IWU and my J.D. from Liberty, I have a unique skill set and understanding of the business community.” Outside of this unique mindset, Greenwalt also uses his Biblical worldview to impact how he and his father operate their business.
Greenwalt enjoys international travel, kayaking and riding his motorcycle. He volunteers with Kids Around the World, building playgrounds in underdeveloped areas in the world, reaching children for Christ. He is currently the Secretary of the Board of Directors for the IWU Alumni Association. He’s also the Vice President of Greenfield’s Rotary Club and the Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors for Love Inc. of Greater Hancock County. He’s also a member of the bar of the Supreme Court of the USA. Greenwalt is a member of Brown’s Chapel Wesleyan Church in Greenfield, Indiana.
Written by Dezaray Barr, PR Specialist for the Alumni Office. Dezaray is a junior Strategic Communication, Journalism and Honors Humanities triple major at Indiana Wesleyan University in the John Wesley Honors College. Visit Dez’s website at www.dezaraybarr.weebly.com.