Round Rock Chamber of Commerce Announces New CEO Mike Odom

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May 9, 2014

ROUND ROCK, Texas –The Round Rock Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Partnership announced Mike Odom as their new Chief Executive Officer. Odom joins the Chamber from the Louisiana Association of Business & Industry where he was the Vice President of Marketing. He is a sixteen year professional with extensive expertise in management and operations. Odom brings to the Chamber a consistent success in driving revenue, increasing profit, and reinforcing brands.

“Mike Odom is a proven leader with business vision and the ability to bring people together,” said Bryant Smith, Round Rock Chamber Chairman of the Board. “As a Board of Directors, we took a thoughtful approach in our search that our investors, partners and employees deserve. We are excited about what he will bring to our team.”

As a senior-level team member for Louisiana’s state chamber of commerce and manufacturing association, Odom was responsible for driving revenue through membership dues, sponsorship, and events by developing the organization’s brand equity and increasing its value. Prior to the Louisiana Association of Business & Industry, Odom worked as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Operations at the Baton Rouge Area Chamber.

“I am honored and humbled by this unbelievable opportunity to be a part of the Round Rock Chamber,” Odom said. “I am eagerly looking forward to working with our members, the community’s stakeholders, and the chamber staff as we diligently execute our important mission.”

Prior to his work in the chamber industry, Odom served as the Director of Strategic Marketing at various casinos in Louisiana, including Harrah’s Casino. He holds a Bachelor of General Studies degree from Louisiana State University.

The Round Rock Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Partnership is one of the largest and most active business organizations in Central Texas. Its 940 members of all sizes collectively employ more than 25,000 people in Central Texas. For more information, visit www.roundrockchamber.org.