Lori Odom is the Vice President of International Business for the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce. Odom leads the Chamber’s international business initiatives which include promoting the Nashville region globally, building a network of relationships with international business influencers, and facilitating economic growth through Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and the expansion of metro Nashville companies into international markets. She also leads the International Business Council Advisory Board, a cross section of the region’s global business leaders who serve as advisors to the Chamber and as advocates for international businesses operating in or considering investing in Middle Tennessee.
Prior to joining the Chamber, Lori oversaw international business development for the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development which included staff located in Japan, China, Germany, and Canada.
A graduate of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Lori earned a Master of Science in Human Resource Development and a Bachelor of Science in Communications. She sits on the boards of the Japan America Society of Tennessee, Sister Cities of Nashville, the Center for International Business at Belmont, TN-China Network and the Tennessee World Affairs Council.
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