Ambassador Program

Chamber Ambassadors are the face of The Odessa Chamber of Commerce

The mission of the Ambassador Program is to significantly improve the membership long term retention rate by building relationships with Chamber members by improving involvement and support of all Chamber events and activities. The time and energy that is devoted by Ambassadors to responsibilities naturally affects the degree and quality of the members and the Chamber’s Program of Work.

Ambassadors aid the Chamber by serving as greeters at Business After Hours Mixers and Networking luncheons, attending ribbon cuttings/grand openings, and participation in the membership drive.

The Benefits include:

  • Greater visibility for your business
  • Opportunities to interact with new businesses in the Odessa
  • Opportunity to direct input to the Chamber
  • Exclusive opportunities and priority invitations to community activities and events
  • Lasting business relationships and lifelong friendships
  • Leadership and volunteer opportunities within the Chamber and community

Ambassadors

Amy Rhodes

Amy Rhodes

Chairman

Trower Realtors

Missi Walden

Missi Walden

Co-Chairman

Justice of the Peace Precinct 2

Diana Meza

Diana Meza

Secretary

Workforce Solutions of the Permian Basin

Lori Acosta

Lori Acosta

Team Captain

Southwest Bank

DeAnna Maldonando

DeAnna Maldonando

Co-Captain

West Texas National Bank

Current Ambassadors

Mary Blain
Chris Brazeal
Jasmin Cook
Samantha Dawson
Yvette Dominguez
Gary Dutchover
Ilene Falcon
Mayra Galvan
Cinda Garcia
Erica Guerrero
Jazlene Hernandez
Randy Hinojos
Dwight Izzard
Cindy Johnson
Roberta Mapp
Becky Martin
Rick Matchett
Ryan McGuire
Joyce Medina
Maribea Merritt
Nataly Ortega
Melissa Prieto
Amanda Schneck
Vicki Sisco
Marissa Valdez
Mari Willis

Glen M. Atkins Ambassador of the Year

Missi Walden

Justice of the Peace
Precinct 2

In 1987, the Odessa Chamber of Commerce instituted the prestigious “Glen M. Atkins Award” in tribute to the exemplary civic contributions of Glen M. Atkins, recognized as the Outstanding Citizen of the Year. Atkins, a devoted champion of Odessa, poured his heart into the city, dedicating his career to fostering its growth and prosperity.

This esteemed award annually recognizes an individual who exemplifies extraordinary commitment, enthusiasm, and leadership. Recipients are those who consistently surpass expectations in event attendance, demonstrate unparalleled enthusiasm for the program, and exhibit exceptional leadership qualities. Notably, nominees are put forward by past recipients, ensuring a legacy of excellence and distinction.

Previous Ambassador of the Year Honorees

  • 2022 – Mary Blain
  • 2021 – Amy Rhodes
  • 2020 – Maribea Merritt
  • 2019 – Ryan McGuire
  • 2018 – Priscilla Williams
  • 2017 – Dan Jowers
  • 2016 – Vicki Sisco
  • 2015 – Wayne Boring
  • 2014 – Linda Terrell
  • 2013 – Peggy Shumard
  • 2011 – Becky Martin
  • 2010 – Earl Anderson
  • 2009 – Bob Ferguson
  • 2008 – Jim Rector
  • 2007 – Wayne Boring
  • 2006 – Karen Lightfoot
  • 2005 – Bill Crothers
  • 2004 – Libby Taylor
  • 2003 – Linda Terrell
  • 2002 – Colleen Long
  • 2001 – Martha J. Lubke
  • 2000 – Lamont Furlow
  • 1999 – Charles E. Warnock
  • 1998 – Nova Bailey
  • 1997 – Keith Bailey
  • 1996 – Dickie Lewis
  • 1995 – Verl Johnson
  • 1994 – Bill Lind
  • 1993 – Bill Peck
  • 1992 – Doris Roberts
  • 1984 – Glen Atkins