Barry R. Goldman

Barry R. Goldman

Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Barry Goldman, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, has 30 years of legal experience in the real estate, lighting, and building management industries. Barry’s been with Acuity Brands since its inception in 2001 and is a trusted legal strategist for the company, supporting all legal and transactional matters of Acuity's operations, including acquisitions, strategic alliances, government relations, and risk reduction activities globally.

Barry is passionate about environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues and created EarthLIGHT, Acuity’s comprehensive approach to ESG.

Before Acuity Brands, Barry served as General Counsel for National Service Industries Inc. (NSI) (1998-2001).

Barry is on the Board of Directors at Southface Institute, the McClung Lighting Research Foundation, and the National Association of Manufacturers.

He earned a BA degree with Special Honors in Philosophy from The University of Texas at Austin and JD and MBA degrees from the University of Georgia.