Oklahoma Department of Transportation
Sarah Penn was named General Counsel for the Oklahoma Department of Transportation in November 2019. Most recently, she served as the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality’s general counsel.
Before she served as general counsel at DEQ, Penn worked as the deputy general counsel and as an air quality attorney for the department. Previously, she worked for the Oklahoma Attorney General’s office in the Environmental Protection Unit, as chief of staff for former Corporation Commissioner Ed Apple and as a visiting professor of American Political Science and English in France.
Penn is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association, contributing as a member of the Environmental Law Section and of the Government and Administrative Law Section.
Penn holds her Juris Doctorate, Master of Public Administration and bachelor’s degree in French from the University of Oklahoma. She is CLEET certified and was an officer for the DEQ reserve program.
Penn and her husband, James Rucker, live in Oklahoma City.