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Applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is available for those who were impacted by the severe weather that occurred on April 25, 2024 through May 9, 2024 in Carter, Hughes, Love, Murray, Okmulgee, Pontotoc, Osage and Washita counties. The deadline to submit a claim for DUA 4776 is July 1, 2024. Applications submitted after that date will be considered untimely unless the individual provides good cause for filing after the deadline. All individuals must file an unemployment insurance claim at For more information or questions, individuals can call the Unemployment Service Center at 405-525-1500 or visit one of the OESC’s field offices.

Meet Our Leadership Team

Executive Staff

Trae Rahill
Chief Executive Officer

Mark Davis
Chief Innovation Officer

Michelle Britten
Chief Financial Officer

Andrew Chilson
General Counsel

Senior Staff

Angie Robinson
Legislative Liaison

Bryan Childers

Christopher O'Brien
Director of UI Compliance

Cody Cox
Director of Field Operations

Deanna Smith
Director of Tax

Deborah Goodwin
Director of Appeals

Jim Polly
Director of Unemployment Insurance

Kim Braddy
Director of Training & Targeted Populations

Lisa Hoelscher
Director of Human Resources

Lynn Gray
Director of Economic Research & Analysis

Matt Kitchen
Director of Call Centers & Adjudication

Rose Peterson
Executive Assistant


David Reid, Chair
President, Vox Printing / Vox Packaging

Representing the Public
Term: 7/3/2019 to 7/2/2025

Traci Cook
Chief Accounting Officer, Ascent Resources

Representing Employees
Term: 7/3/2021 to 7/2/2027

Aaron Johnson, Member
Owner, Oasis Fresh Market | Founder, The Oasis Projects

Representing Employees
Term: 7/3/2021 to 7/2/2027

Dean Pennello
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Hilliary Communications | President, Optimal Financial Services

Representing Employers
Term: 7/3/2023 to 7/2/2029

Christy Rawlings
Managing Partner / Risk Manager, Prime Groups Inc. | Owner / Managing Partner, Dunkin Families LLC.

Representing Employers
Term: 7/2/2023 to 7/2/2029