David Odom PE, PMP

President / Chief Executive Officer

Professional Summary

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Executive with over 25 years of experience serving in the role of CEO for various organizations with operating budgets of up to $500 million annually. Also has experience managing large projects and programs for Federal Grant and Class Action Settlement Programs totaling in excess of $15 billion. He has presented and prepared publications to different groups and forums on technical topics in the United States, Canada, Mexico, South America, and Russia.

Education

• MBA, Finance, Tulane Freeman School of Business, New Orleans, LA
• MS, Engineering Science, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
• BS Civil Engineering, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

Certifications/Registrations

• Professional Engineer, Civil and Environmental, LA No. 25451
• Project Management Professional: Project Management Institute, No. 1217474

Relevant Experience

CEO, Plexos Group,  2012 – Present

Currently serving as the CEO for Plexos Group, LLC, a firm specializing in mass tort and disaster claims programs.  Experience while at Plexos Group includes CEO of the Deepwater Horizon Claims Program, Senior Advisor for the City of New York HRO Housing "Build it Back" program, Senior Advisor for various South Carolina government entities for 2015 flood events, and advisory services to other programs.

CEO, Deepwater Horizon Economic Claims Administration, New Orleans, LA 2012 - 2013

As part of the Plexos Group team, Mr. Odom served as the CEO of the Deepwater Horizon Economic and Property Damage Claims class action settlement program. The program is the result of a settlement between BP and a class of approximately 100,000 claimants represented by a Plaintiffs Steering Committee (PSC). The settlement is estimated at $8 to $10 billion and operated with over 2,500 personnel with an annual administrative budget of $500 million. His responsibilities included:

• Reporting directly to the Claims Administrator / Special Master appointed by the Court.
• Hiring and managing the CFO, CIO, Internal Audit, Fraud, Appeals, and Business Processes directors.
• Driving the transition process with the Transition Coordinator and driving claims production with the use of daily goals and program performance metrics.
• Managing the primary program vendors and processes.
• Conducting meetings and presentations to the Federal Court, PSC, BP and other stakeholders.

Director Gulf Central District, Shaw Group, Baton Rouge, LA 2007 - 2012

Mr. Odom served in various capacities at Shaw Environmental and Infrastructure including Director, Gulf Central District. In addition to his management responsibilities, he served in the roles of business development and program management for Emergency Response, Federal Grant, Energy Incentive and Design / Construction programs totaling over $10 billion.

CEO, Plexos International, Baton Rouge, LA 1999 – Present

Mr. Odom formed Plexos International through its sister company Plexus Data Solutions, LLC in Houston, Texas to provide regulatory assistance and software solutions to the oil and gas industry. Products developed and sold included a modeling software package named “Integrity” which was used by such companies as ExxonMobil, El Paso Energy, Transredes and others throughout North and South America on over 80,000 miles of pipeline. Other significant projects included a project with the Naval Surface Warfare center to develop technology for command and control of lethal and nonlethal weapon systems on Stryker vehicles to be deployed in Iraq under a project termed “Project Sheriff”.

Vice President / CFO, Pyburn and Odom Engineers, Baton Rouge, LA 1988 – 1998,

Upon receipt of his B.S. degree in Civil Engineering, Mr. Odom accepted the position as a Civil / Environmental Design Engineer at Pyburn & Odom. He took on a variety of design, permitting, and investigatory projects in which he ranged from design engineer to project manager. His projects were with governmental, industrial, and commercial clients on multi disciplined projects to $100 million project cost. He also advanced to Chief Financial Officer of the company and managed the finance and administrative teams in the day to day operations of the company and in acquisition of other firms.

 

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David Odom

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President / Chief Executive Officer

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Mr. Odom has over 25 years of experience in managing companies and large scale programs for governmental and commercial clients in the U.S. and abroad

 

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Pete Schneider

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Senior Vice President - Government Services Division

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Mr. Schneider has over 30 years of military service. He has served in leadership positions at every level solving complex operations, logistics and personnel issues. 

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Jim Odom

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Vice President / Chief Technology Officer

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Mr. Odom has over 25 years of experience in international business management including companies in the US, Germany, and Ireland with operations in over 64 countries

 

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Lara Robertson

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Senior Director for Planning, Recovery, and Redevelopment

Ms. Robertson has almost 20 years of experience managing community development initiatives from concept to completion

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Kirk Fisher

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Senior Vice President / Chief Operating Officer

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Mr. Fisher has over 20 years of of experience in operations and other management roles including the Advocate and the Deepwater Horizon Claims Program

 

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Eric Kuntz

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Senior Director Recovery & Response Programs

Mr. Kuntz has 24 years of public and private experience, including 20 years of honorable military experience and 18 years of emergency management.