Odessa L. Phillip, P.E.
President & CEO
Odessa L. Phillip, PE
Ms. Phillip, President and CEO of Assedo Consulting, is a structural engineer and transportation professional with over 20 years of experience. She has provided design, engineering, environmental management and public outreach and education services to clients in the public and private sectors. Her work educates stakeholders, appointed and elected government officials, and communities on the impacts of engineering, transportation, and construction projects.
Ms. Phillip is an active member of the Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) organization and has served on the Chapter level until 2021 when she began serving at the International level. Odessa currently serves on the WTS International Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. She is also a member of the WTS Foundation Board, the arm of the organization responsible for scholarships, research, and training for college students and young professionals.
In 2020, she was elected President of the Maryland Chapter of the Council of Minority Transportation Officials, an organization focused on advancing transportation careers for people of color.
A longtime supporter of her alma mater, Howard University, Ms. Phillip has worked as an adjunct professor in the Civil Engineering Department and sits on the Advisory Board for the Department.
Odessa played flag football for over 20 years and completed many 5Ks, 10 milers, two Half Marathons (13.1 miles), and obstacle course team challenges such as Warrior Dashes and the Tough Mudder – events designed to test physical strength, team building and mental grit.
Education: Master of Engineering, University of Maryland -2005, Bachelor degree, Howard University – 1997
Favorite Quote: “I never lose. I either win or I learn.” – Nelson Mandela