Tom Oder

Tom Oder

Secretary

Tom Oder owns and operates Worldwide Editing, an award-winning boutique provider of business communications. The firm specializes in English writing services that clarify brand messaging in high-end marketing for U.S. companies, U.S. and global nonprofits, and multinationals.Worldwide Editing’s experience includes such diverse industry sectors as global supply chain management, compliance/regulatory, risk management, executive security, finance/wealth management, high-end European automotive, and sustainability/environment.

Through extended partners, Worldwide Editing helps startups to multinationals reach up to 150 million people in 100-plus countries on five continents.

Worldwide Editing’s work with non-profits includes creating a media protocol for a Brussels-based entity to promote a major milestone in 100-plus countries.

Work with business support groups includes helping the Global Commerce Council of the Metro Atlanta Chamber write Metro Export and Foreign Direct Investment plans as part of the Brookings Institution and JP Morgan Chase Global Cities Initiative.

Work with multinationals includes editing marketing communications for a U.S.-based company that provides executive security and risk management services in Mexico, Europe and the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China).

Tom served as a volunteer for Panama Gateway before joining the Board and becoming Secretary in 2016.

Tom founded Worldwide Editing in 2009 after retiring  from Cox Newspapers. During his career at Cox, Tom served as news editor of both of Atlanta’s daily newspapers and as managing editor of Cox News Service. In the latter role, he managed editorial content sharing among Cox’s 44 newspapers and the editorial relationship of those papers and the Cox Washington Bureau with the New York Times News Service. He is best remembered at Cox for writing the No. 1-selling headline in the Atlanta newspapers’ history, “It’s Atlanta!” when the city was awarded the 1996 Olympics on Sept. 18, 1990.

Tom and his wife, Susan, reside in Atlanta.