Odessa Jenkins

Vice President of Client Success, Corporations


Odessa Jenkins is an American world class athlete, coach and executive leader. She is a master in strategic relationship building, who has gained acclaim through her roles at multiple transformational organizations (YourCause, Medco, Wells Fargo). As Vice President of Client Success for Corporations at Blackbaud, she brings 15+ years of high-performance team leadership, business development, operational best practices and strategic account success.


She received her B.S. in Social Science from California State University, Polytechnic San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly). As a client leader with experience in multiple Fortune 500 companies, Jenkins has gained the reputation as a cultural influencer who excels in accelerating growth and customer retention.


As an accomplished keynote speaker, Odessa is passionate about the advancement of women and girls in sports. She is a former player of the year in women’s basketball (college) and holds both national and world titles in women’s professional football. Jenkins is a sought-after public speaker and has been described as an Empowerment Coach.