The Odessa Chamber of Commerce and its board of directors and employees are heartbroken with the tragic events that occurred in our city on August 31. This senseless tragedy has shaken us at our foundation. But, as Odessans, we pull together in our time of need. If you would like to contribute to the victims and their families affected by this sad event, we have established a PayPal account to assist families affected.

August 31st Protocol

       

2019-2020 Board of Directors

A Message from our Chair

I have had the privilege of serving on the Odessa Chamber of
Commerce Board of Directors for five years. In that time, I have been continually inspired by the spirit and drive of the citizens of
Odessa and the members of the Chamber of Commerce. As a member of the Chamber of Commerce, I have had the opportunity to serve alongside great leaders, businessmen, businesswomen and countless others who have invested their lives in our
community. As I begin my term as the Chairman, I look forward to moving into the future fueled by the uncompromising spirit and passion that sets Odessa apart from every other community.

We are all aware of the impact the economy has had on our
community over the past few years. We experience the impact of a booming economy as we drive, shop, eat, work and go to school in our city every day. The Chamber of Commerce is in the position to play a pivotal role in tackling these issues as we move forward. We must continue to focus on housing, roads, infrastructure,
healthcare, education and quality of life as we move ahead this year to ensure our community not only continues to grow but thrive. We must recognize that these issues are also our greatest opportunities to enhance and grow our community. The people of Odessa are our greatest asset and resource in this challenging time and will be the driving force behind the progress we will make in the years to come.

As I look ahead to the next year, I anticipate seeing great things as community members and leaders work together to provide innovative and progressive solutions to move us into the future. Corporations, businesses, non-profit organizations, community leaders, the City of Odessa, and the Chamber will continue to work together to provide solutions to meet the needs of a growing population and economy. We will see how revitalizing Downtown Odessa will impact our quality of life and how the new Odessa Marriott Hotel and Conference Center will grow the number of visitors coming to our city. We will support our education system and our educators as Odessa College, the University of Texas Permian Basin, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and Ector County Independent School District work together to provide high quality
educational opportunities to our community. There is much work to be done, but the future is bright.

On behalf of the Odessa Chamber of Commerce, I want to thank all chamber members for your membership and commitment to our community. Your leadership, determination and work will make all the difference for the future of Odessa. This year the Odessa Chamber’s 750 members, 30 members of the Board of Directors, and 17 staff will work with the community to continue the mission of the Odessa Chamber of Commerce: “The Odessa Chamber of Commerce is a volunteer business organization providing leadership to further
develop and market the city of Odessa, Ector County and the Permian Basin.” I am honored by the
opportunity to serve alongside each of you as the 2019-2020 Chairman for the Odessa Chamber of Commerce.

Sincerely,

 

 

Gus Ortega
2019-2020 Chair, Odessa Chamber of Commerce

Executive Committee

  • Gus Ortega

    Gus Ortega

    ChairOncor Electric Delivery

  • Mara Barham

    Mara Barham

    Past ChairLone Star State Bank

  • Stacey Brown

    Stacey Brown

    Chair Elect/TreasurerOdessa Regional Medical Center

  • Judd Campbell

    Judd Campbell

    Vice Chair Legislative AffairsJohnson, Miller & Company, P.C.

  • Jimmy Cox

    Jimmy Cox

    Vice Chair, WorkforceSouthWest Bank


  • Shem Culpepper

    Shem Culpepper

    Vice Chair Economic DevelopmentFirst Basin Credit Union

  • Grayson Hankins

    Grayson Hankins

    Vice Chair Area RelationsUniversity HealthMart Pharmacy & Medical Supply

  • Jeff Meyers

    Jeff Meyers

    Vice Chair Discover OdessaUT Permian Basin

  • Reneé Earls

    Reneé Earls

    President/CEOOdessa Chamber of Commerce


  • Aaron Bedell

    Aaron Bedell

    Permian Basin Area Foundation

  • Darpan Bhakta

    Darpan Bhakta

    Insigna Hospitality Group

  • Jimmy Breaux

    Jimmy Breaux

    PEMCO Equipment, Inc.

  • Keith Dial

    Keith Dial

    Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham

  • Mark Flowers

    Mark Flowers

    Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP

  • Roy Gillean

    Roy Gillean

    The Barn Door Steakhouse


  • Lee Anna Good

    Lee Anna Good

    Safe Place of the Permian Basin

  • Andrea Goodson

    Andrea Goodson

    Atmos Energy

  • Hector Gutierrez

    Hector Gutierrez

    Halliburton

  • Charles Harris

    Charles Harris

    Gulf Coast Authority

  • Carlos Hernandez

    Carlos Hernandez

    Rosa's Cafe/Bobby Cox Companies

  • Wes Hunt

    Wes Hunt

    Hunt Advertising & Consulting, Inc.


  • Austin Keith

    Austin Keith

    Pinkie's, Inc.

  • Sean Moore

    Sean Moore

    Standard Sales Company L.P.

  • Mario Moralez

    Mario Moralez

    Odessa Pumps & Equipment, Inc.

  • C.B. Notley

    C.B. Notley

    Synetra

  • Marcus Parham

    Marcus Parham

    Chevron

  • Terry Richey

    Terry Richey

    SouthWest Bank


  • Enrique Romero

    Enrique Romero

    The Midessa Group

  • Ravi Shakamuri

    Ravi Shakamuri

    Star Care Health Services

  • Courtney Wardlaw

    Courtney Wardlaw

    XTO Energy

  • Lisa Wyman

    Lisa Wyman

    Complex Community Federal Credit Union