Odysseus Lanier, CPA

A Certified Public Accountant with more than 35 years of experience, Mr. Odysseus Lanier leads the firm’s Internal Audit and Risk Advisory practice which works with a myriad of publicly traded and privately held companies and financial institutions as well as federal, state, and local governments and nonprofit organizations. His background includes financial and operational auditing, facilities and use management, administrative and financial management, organizational reviews, strategic planning, project management and control, and management performance audits.

Odysseus is a proven practice leader who effectively manages complex, large scale projects with a high degree of satisfaction. He has been heavily involved in all aspects of process evaluation and documentation, corporate governance as-is and to-be state of readiness, risk assessments, root-cause analysis and internal audit assignments. Additionally, Odysseus has evaluated governance structures; created team-building systems; organized and directed change management; established strategic outsourcing alternatives; and analyzed general business operations. He has extensive knowledge of federal, state, and local procurement policy, procurement strategies, contracting processes, and process improvement strategies.

Community service is a priority for Odysseus who serves on the Board of Trustees for his alma mater, Alabama A&M University. He is the former chairperson of the Board of Commissioners for the Harris County Housing Authority, and currently serves on the board of directors of Mental Health America of Greater Houston; the board of directors of the Joe Sample Youth Organization; and the corporate board for the Youth Motivation Task Force sponsored by the Alabama A&M University Career Development Services Office.

Education and Certifications

Graduate of Alabama A&M University with a B.S. in Accounting

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

Professional Associations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Institute of Internal Auditors