David Odom, P.E. PMP
President & Chief Executive Officer
David Odom has nearly three decades of experience solving complex challenges for government, industrial and commercial clients associated with mass settlements, federal and state grant programs, and large-scale design and construction projects. He has built an organization of leading experts – including seasoned emergency managers and former military command staff – to specialize in rapid deployment disaster recovery, grant funding, claims management and information technology solutions based on their experience in the largest events ever to impact the U.S.
David served as the CEO of the Deepwater Horizon Economic and Property Damage Settlement Program, a multidistrict litigation claims administration program managing over 400,000 claimants, over 3,100 personnel, and five vendors. For that project alone, he was responsible for over $12 billion in claims and an annual administrative budget of more than $580 million.
He has also acted as senior advisor for the City of New York HRO Housing "Build it Back" program, and as Senior Advisor for various South Carolina government entities for 2015 flood events. Additionally, David serves as CEO of Plexos International, formed through its sister company Plexos Data Solutions, LLC to provide regulatory assistance and software solutions to the oil and gas industry.
Earlier in his career, David served as Director, Gulf Central District for the Shaw Group where he was responsible for business development and program management for emergency response, federal grants, energy incentives and design/construction programs totaling more than $10 billion.
Tulane Freeman School of Business
Louisiana State University
M.S. Engineering Science
B.S. Civil Engineering
Large Program Management
State Energy Programs – Conservation Block Grants
Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Programs
FEMA Public Assistance Grant Programs (FEMA PA)
Hazard Mitigation Grant Programs (FEMA HMGP)
Class Action Claims Settlement Program Administration
Civil Engineering Design