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Chad Odom

Chad Odom

Executive Director Wharton Economic Development Corporation

Professional Bio

* An innovative, intuitive and uniquely qualified Economic Development, Training and Business Development professional. Experienced in generating new opportunities and in building relationships with strategic alliances and select business partners. Innately able to leverage relationships into collaborative synergy, creating scenarios that foster collective success, involving multiple agencies who share common goals. A visionary, well-versed in new program development and strategy implementation to achieve organizational goals. Skills honed to produce results through research and revolutionizing proven methodologies to maximize results. Areas of Expertise include:

• Business Development • Budgeting and Forecasting • Strategic Analysis and Planning
• Restructuring • Revenue and Profit Growth • Excellent Communication
• Staffing and Training • Motivation and Leadership • Project Management
• Conflict Resolution
• Global Liaison

Parent Company (if applicable)

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Areas of Expertise
Communications/ Public Relations, Community Development, Downtown Revitalization, Exporting/ Trade, Financing, Industrial Development, International Economic Development, Land Use/ Planning & Zoning, Retention/ Expansion, Strategic Planning