"Clients are people, not pie
charts. They shouldn’t be
treated like they are."
- Wesley Odom
Sponsorships & Community Involvement
St. John’s Cemetery
Established in 1876, St. John’s Cemetery is Pensacola’s largest historic cemetery. Because of his interest in the area’s history, Wesley served in various leadership positions of this non-profit group that preserves the memory of those interred in St. John’s. He has been involved with revamping the website and improving the database. www.stjohnsdb.com
Friends of the Saenger
Pensacola’s historic Saenger Theater is often the center of activity for the performing arts. The non-profit group, Friends of the Saenger, is the theater’s biggest financial supporter. Wesley has been a patron of this group since 2006. He has served on the board of directors, assisted with and led fundraisers. In 2010, he donated a documentary that he directed about how Pensacola has been depicted in film and music over the last 90 years. Armada Advisors was one of the large sponsors in the original premiere of this documentary. He was elected president of the organization in 2010. www.friendsofthesaenger.com
Milk and Honey Outreach Ministries
Established by Sonja Culliver and Preacher Gulley several years ago, this non-profit continues to make a difference in the lives of inner-city youth in Pensacola. Wesley has supported them generously over the years. www.milkandhoneyoutreach.org
Erected in 1859, the Pensacola Lighthouse continues to operate and now serves as a museum. Wesley’s firm, Go Retro, bought a step in the lighthouse in their most recent renovation project.
North Hill Preservation Association (NHPA)
Armada Advisors is located in North Hill, which is a federally recognized historic district. (Wesley Odom’s home is only 5.5 blocks away in the same district.) Wesley has been a member of the neighborhood organization, NHPA, since 1998. He has served on the board and as president for two terms. He values the unique character of the neighborhood and the importance of historic preservation. www.historicnorthhill.com
Sons of the American Revolution (SAR)
Wesley Odom is proud of his ancestors’ involvement in the birth of this nation and is a member of the local SAR chapter. Besides having served as president, he has orchestrated local events like the Battle of Pensacola celebration that attracted over 2000 people and authored a book, The Longest Siege of the American Revolution: Pensacola. www.battleofpensacola.com
Granaderos y Damas de Gálvez
Coinciding with the publication of his book, The Longest Siege of the American Revolution: Pensacola, Wesley Odom helped resurrect the Pensacola chapter of the Granaderos y Damas de Gálvez. Within the organization Wesley has helped organize Gálvez week, which is celebrated the week of May 8th to commemorate Spanish General, Bernardo de Gálvez's accomplishments and victory in Pensacola. Additionally, Wesley has conducted several trips to Spain on behalf of the organization to promote diplomatic ties between Pensacola's sister city Macharaviaya, and welcome Spanish representatives in Pensacola. He continues to actively work with the Granaderos to date.