Samuel L. Odle
Senior Policy Advisor
Samuel L. Odle is a senior policy advisor for Bose Public Affairs Group. In this capacity, Odle works with clients on a variety of public policy issues involving health care, life sciences, technology and education. He also assists women-owned and minority-owned businesses (MBE/WBEs) with partnership development, procurement and strategic business advisory services. Prior to joining Bose Public Affairs Group, Odle served as the chief operating officer of Indianapolis-based IU Health and held the position of CEO of both Methodist Hospital and University Hospital. He retired in July 2012 after a career that started as vice president of operations at Methodist Hospital in 1981.
Honors / Awards
Odle has been recognized on several occasions for both his professional and community service. In 2011, Odle received the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee “Charles L. Whistler Award” for his visionary and enthusiastic leadership in serving the community in addition to his success in bringing together the public and private sectors for civic improvement in Indianapolis. In 2007, Odle was inducted into the Indiana Business Hall of Fame. He holds honorary doctorate degrees from Martin University and Marian University.
Appointments / Memberships
Odle was named Moderator for the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series Class XXXVIII in 2013 with the Indy Chamber. Board-certified in health care management, Odle is a fellow and past chairman of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He worked with the Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellowship program to develop future health care leaders.
Active in the community, Odle is a member of the board of directors for WastePoint and has served on the board of directors for the Crossroads of America Council of the Boy Scouts of America since 2001, including a term as president when he launched a $16 million major gifts campaign to help fund Scouting programs and resources to boys throughout the state. He currently serves on the board of directors for the Jordan Foundation. In 2008, Odle served as chairman of the United Way fundraising campaign, which raised nearly $39 million. He was an elected member of the Indianapolis Public Schools – School Board.