About Danny

Danny O’Malia has spent a lifetime in and around the retail grocery business. He began learning about Customer Service from the master, his late father Joe O’Malia, at the age of 8, when Joe owned a small grocery store in Broad Ripple that actually failed. Later he worked part time for his dad at Preston’s at 71st and Keystone and, starting in 1966, at O’Malia’s.

Danny left a 6-year career as a junior high and High School English teacher in 1975 to join the family business at O’Malia’s full time. Joe was 55 years old by then and looking to slow down a bit. So Danny became involved in many aspects of the business gradually. Everything he learned had CUSTOMER SERVICE woven into it. From handling complaints to writing ads designed to explain how O’Malia’s differed from “the big boys,” SERVICE– and how to motivate employees to give it– was always Danny’s clarion call.

Danny served as President of O’Malia’s from 1986 through 2006, the last 5 years as part of Marsh Supermarkets. He brought this lifetime of customer service experience to Trustpointe in 2007 to spread the gospel of building a Culture of Service to as many companies as possible. In 2009, he has added keynote speaking to his customer service training programs and started his own company, Indy’s Trusted Servant.

Civic Organizations

  • Carmel Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • Indiana Convention & Visitors Bureau, Member
  • Downtown Indianapolis Rotary Club, Member
  • Indianapolis Indians Speakers Bureau, Member
  • Catholic Business Exchange, Member
  • Rainmakers, Member
  • Cathedral High School: Chairman, Board of Directors (1987-1992)
  • Director of Cathedral High School (1981-Present; Chairman, 1980 Shamrauction)
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel: President, School Board; School Board Member
  • Past Member Parish Council of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
  • City of Carmel: Vice President, Phase I Building Corporation
  • Indiana Grocers and Convenience Store Association: Board Member (1978-2002)
  • Carmel Clay Sertoma Club, Charter Member; President
  • Stanleu K. Lacy Leadership Conference, Class of 1984
  • Hamilton County Leadership Academy, 13 year panel speaker
  • One Zone ( Carmel/ Fishers) Chamber

Awards

  • Xavier University Outstanding Alumni Leadership Award (1988)
  • Cathedral High School Distinguished Service to the Community (1990)
  • City of Carmel, Range Line Pioneer (1993)
  • Carmel Clay Sertoma Club “Service to Mankind” Award (1993)
  • Cathedral High School “Man of the Year” (1997)
  • State of Indiana Sagamore of the Wabash (2001)
  • Indianapolis Irish Citizen of the Year (2015)