NORTH PALM BEACH, FL—Driftwood Hospitality Management has appointed Mark Odom as its new CFO.
An 18-year industry vet, Odom is responsible for the financial planning, recording and record keeping of the company’s portfolio of properties, which range from upscale hotels to limited-service.
“Mark’s demonstrated track record as a successful CFO and hands-on business experience made him the perfect candidate to step into this important role on our management team,” said David Buddemeyer, president of Driftwood Hospitality. “Mark has shown impressive financial leadership expertise in prior positions and has a proven track record of managing transformation while driving financial discipline.”
Odom has served in a number of accounting positions including director of finance at Casino Resource Corporation in Ocean Springs, MS, and senior director of finance at Isle of Capri in Lula, MS. Additionally, Odom was the director of finance for the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL, where he played a large role in opening the casino resort, including shaping policy and organizational structure, and was responsible for all accounting functions. Odom also served as the CFO for PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, where he led decision making for all facets including hotel, food & beverage, spa, and golf, led transition between ownership groups and managed a $40-million capital improvement project.
Odom holds a bachelors and master’s degree in Accounting from the University of Mississippi and is a certified public accountant.