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Michael Odom, Senior Vice President Of Marx Layne & Company. Photo Credit: Marx Layne

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., – Jan. 25, 2023 – Marx Layne & Company, a metro Detroit based public relations and digital media agency, has promoted Michael Odom to Senior Vice President. The announcement was made today by Marx Layne President Michael Layne.

“Michael Odom started his career at Marx Layne as an executive nearly two decades ago, progressing to senior vice president through high-quality work and unparalleled client service,” said Layne. With his appointment as senior vice president, Michael represents the next generation of leaders at our growing agency.”

“He has consistently delivered positive results for clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies, to nonprofits, to privately held ventures. He has also earned the respect of both his colleagues and clients through his leadership and commitment to the organizations he serves, including those in the Hispanic and LGBT communities.”

As senior vice president, Odom provides account oversight and leadership to account teams and is involved in new business generation and agency management. Odom joined Marx Layne in 2006, having previously served as a project manager for a local nonprofit organization.

Odom earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Wayne State University in 2015. He currently serves as board member at-large and communications chair for the Detroit Regional LGBT Chamber of Commerce, a nonprofit empowering Detroit’s LGBT and ally businesses. From 2011 to 2021, Odom served as chairman of the board for the Southwest Detroit Business Association, a nonprofit organization dedicated to economic growth and community engagement in Southwest Detroit.

Odom resides in Northville with his husband of 30 years, Bruce Van Dike.

About Marx Layne & Company
For more than 36 years, Marx Layne & Company has provided outstanding, results-oriented communications counsel to a broad spectrum of clients in the business, government and non-profit sectors. Its proven ability to design and launch successful public relations campaigns, develop creative communications solutions and exceed client expectations has earned the agency a reputation as a valued partner and an industry leader. For more information, visit www.marxlayne.com.

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