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Governor Kevin Stitt has announced that Oklahoma will start a new Back to Work Initiative, in addition to reverting back to pre-pandemic unemployment insurance benefits and eligibility requirements starting June 27.  View the Governor's Executive Order for this initiative, and additional resources about this initiative from OESC.

Meet Our Leadership Team

The OESC leadership team comes with years of experience in multiple backgrounds, to include private and government sectors. OESC strives to have top talent leading our organization as we provide economic stability and employment security for Oklahoma citizens and employers.

Executive Staff and Officers

Shelley Zumwalt
Executive Director

Claudia Conner
Chief of Staff

Michelle Britten
Chief Operations Officer

Denise Edmond
Chief Financial Officer

Leslie Weaver
Chief Technology Officer

OESC Commission Members

David Reid, Chair
Representing the Public
Term: 7/3/19 to 7/2/25

David Adams, Member
Representing Employers
Term: 7/3/15 to 7/2/21

Jim Quillen, Member
Representing Employees
Term: 4/17/18 to 7/2/21

Dustin Hilliary, Member
Representing Employers
Term:  to 7/2/23

Jennifer Ellis, Member
Representing Employees
Term:  to 7/2/23

Commission Meetings

Commission meetings for 2021 are planned for the following dates, but are subject to change. Meeting agendas and links can be found on our Event Calendar page.

  • February 2, 2021
  • April 6, 2021
  • June 1, 2021
  • August 3, 2021
  • October 12, 2021
  • December 7, 2021

Division and Department Directors

Jon Eller
Project Management Director

Fonda Manwell
Legislative Services Director

Kerry Master
Reemployment Services - Compliance Director

Kim Braddy
Training Director

Matt Kitchen
Adjudication & Call Center Director

Jim Polly
Reemployment Services - Support Director

Cody Cox
Workforce Offices Director

Pete Shipman
Veteran Services & Targeted Populations Director

Lynn Gray
Economic Research and Analysis Director

Deborah Goodwin
Appeals Director

Anna Johnson
Internal Audit Director

Lisa Hoelscher
Human Resources Director