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Odessa Archibald

Manager, Community Development

Phone: 404.408.7140
Email: oarchiba@southernco.com

As our Community Development Manager, Odessa Archibald, provides leadership and direction to the team of regional community and economic development managers as they work to support local communities through strategic planning, leadership development, and industry expansion, retention and recruitment.

Odessa previously served as Georgia Power's Austell Area Manager in Region External Affairs. Prior to that, she served as a Supervisor in Community and Economic Development, managing a team of regional community and economic development managers.

Before joining Georgia Power, Odessa spent several years in leadership positions with other economic development organizations. She previously served as Vice President of Economic Development at Central Atlanta Progress, Project Manager at the Georgia Department of Economic Development, and Policy Analyst and Interim Executive Director at The Council for Quality Growth.