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Tom Odom

Tom Odom

Thomas (Tom) Odom, Jr. has served on the Oconee County School Board since 2013 and is their current Board Chair. Odom has served as an officer of GSBA and is the current immediate past president. Odom now serves as the acting GSBA District 11 Director as well. He serves on the Board Chair Advisory Committee, the Governmental Operations Committee (GOC), Vision Project Committee, GSBA Strategic Planning Team, the Executive Committee and the NSBA Advocacy Institute (FRN). Odom is a retired teacher, coach and school principal. Active in his community, he has served in Rotary, on the Board of Directors for the Oconee County Chamber of Commerce as well as its Interim President. Odom received his undergraduate, Master and Specialist Degrees from the University of Georgia. He and his wife, Crysty, have two adult sons.