Amy Odom is a co-leader and principal in the Atlanta office of Parker Poe Consulting. She brings more than 20 years of multi-state, national and federal governmental affairs advocacy, strategy and tactical grassroots experience, in both the private and public sectors.
Ms. Odom offers clients a knowledgeable and broad perspective of the impact and implications that federal and state legislative and regulatory policy can have on their overall business priorities, and she is adept at helping clients understand how to strategically win in a complex political environment by helping them create successful public affairs campaigns geared at achieving their goals.
Prior to opening the Atlanta office of Parker Poe Consulting, Ms. Odom was a principal at Dentons, one of the world’s largest law firms, where she built a 50-state government affairs platform for the firm’s domestic and international clients. Before that, she was the vice president for state affairs for Anthem (formerly WellPoint), one of the largest health benefits company in the United States, and was responsible for all aspects of Anthem’s advocacy efforts in its 14 commercial states. Prior to assuming that position, she was the vice president of Anthem’s federal affairs office in Washington, D.C., and was responsible for the company's political and advocacy strategy during the health care reform debate.
Ms. Odom began her career as the principal assistant to the campaign manager for Georgia Governor Zell Miller's high-profile re-election effort in 1994, and she worked for a public affairs firm based in Austin, Texas, called Public Strategies.
Her previous experience at Public Strategies, coupled with her work in the Georgia state legislature and on Zell Miller's gubernatorial election bid in 1994, created a platform for success in leading teams, corporations and clients to the successful pursuit and realization of their key priorities.
Ms. Odom has been recognized as a top lobbyist in Georgia by James magazine in 2016 and 2017. Georgia Trend Magazine named her to its “Top 40 Under 40” list in 2006 and recognized her as one of the state’s premier insurance lobbyists in 2001.