Midland Odessa Business and Estate Council



The Midland Estate Council was organized and began regular meetings in 1959. Membership was composed of attorneys, CPAs, trust officers and life underwriters. Membership exceeded 35 within the first two years and regularly hosted highly qualified estate planning experts as meeting speakers. Through this organization communication, understanding and friendship among those engaged in these four professions was enhanced substantially.

In the sixties, in recognition of the members from Odessa, the name was changed to The Permian Basin Estate Council.

In 1978 the organization was reorganized under the name The Midland Business and Estate Council. In the eighties a new membership category was established for financial planning and investment services. More recently this category was combined with life underwriters under the broader classification, financial services, and a new category called planned giving/business development was added in recognition of the number of professionals involved in charities and foundations who effectively promote estate planning.

The organization adopted its current name of Midland Odessa Business and Estate Council in 2009.

Continuing Education for Estate Planners

During the eighties and nineties most of our professionals in estate planning have come under the requirements for continuing education in order to maintain their licenses or their professional designations, so the Midland Odessa Business and Estate Council is now continuing to fulfill a very essential place for our local estate planning professionals.

Officers and Directors

Visit this page for a list of MOBEC officers and directors.