Bill Carkeet


Bill joined Oden as VP in 1986 and was named CEO in 1996 when founder Dale Oden retired. Prior to Oden, Bill was VP of Marketing at First Tennessee Bank, where he had worked for 18 years.


Today Bill charts the course of the agency. He’s heavily involved in business development and is passionate about fostering leadership within Oden to keep us relevant and future-focused.


Bill served on the board of the Association of Professional Design Firms (APDF) for eight years, leading the organization as President 2008–2009. He is a board member and chairs the Marketing Council of ArtsMemphis