TEDxOptimistPark – Odessa, Texas

Sondra Eoff

Bio


Sondra EoffCo-owner of OP Partner, Inc. and Eofficial Enterprises, Inc.

Sondra Eoff is co-owner of OP Partner, Inc. and Eofficial Enterprises, Inc., the company that will spearhead the Marriott Building project in Downtown Odessa and serves as the catalyst to revitalization for that area. Until July 2015, she worked as the CEO/Co-Owner of Odessa Pumps and Equipment, a corporation specializing in sales and service of industrial, oilfield, and municipal pumps with eleven branches in Texas and New Mexico. Her previous career was a 14-year stint at Odessa Regional Medical Center in various positions ending as the Assistant Vice President.

Sondra has never forgotten her roots or her love for her community.  Sondra graduated from Permian High School in 1980, where she then continued her education at Odessa College and UTPB eventually receiving a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management from LaSalle University.

Sondra and her husband, Toby, work tirelessly to run multiple successful businesses, while still finding time to volunteer for various organizations within their community. Sondra is the past president of the Education Foundation Board of Directors and past Chairman of the Odessa Chamber of Commerce, where she founded the Young Professionals of Odessa during her tenure as Chairman. She also serves and has served on many other boards such as Odessa Regional Medical Center, MOTRAN, Downtown Odessa, Inc. Board, Permian Basin Area Foundation, Texas Scholars Advisory Board, Permian Basin Petroleum Association, and is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Odessa.

Sondra and her husband, Toby, recently received the 2017 Outstanding Philanthropist by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Other awards include 2016 Citizen of the Year by the Odessa Chamber, 2014 Community Statesman Award for Philanthropy by the Heritage Foundation and the Odessa American, Award by the Heritage Foundation of Odessa, 2009 Odessa College Honors Award for Business Leader in Support of Education and 2009 Woman of Distinction Award from the Girls Scouts of the Permian Basin, and the Odessa Chamber of Commerce 2008 Athena Award. In 2015 the Young Professionals of Odessa named an award in her honor called the Sondra Eoff Leadership Award and it is given annually to an outstanding young professional in the community.

To the many of those who know Sondra, what stands out about her is that her spirit and generosity has no bounds. Her investment into the community goes far deeper than dollars, and her commitment to the betterment of Odessa is clear within all her actions.

Sondra is also highly active within her church, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church. Sondra says her philosophy can be summed up in a quote from her hero, Mother Teresa, “God does not call us to be successful, He calls us to be faithful.”

Sondra and her husband, Toby have been happily married for 34 years.  Together, they have two sons, Jerrod; 30, and Reece; 24.