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Executive Director

Jeffrey Cartmell

Jeffrey Cartmell was appointed by Governor Kevin Stitt in October as Executive Director of the Office of Juvenile Affairs.

Cartmell served as Deputy General Counsel under Governor Stitt for two years. Between 2017 and 2019, Cartmell worked in the private sector as an associate attorney at Lytle Soule & Curlee after serving two years as a division director within the Office of Management and Enterprise Services. Cartmell was a Deputy General Counsel to former Governor Mary Fallin from 2012 and 2014.

"Serving Governor Stitt, Secretary Bingman, and my home state has been one of the great honors of my life," said Cartmell. "I'm proud of the accomplishments we've made together and I deeply appreciate the opportunity to continue serving my fellow Oklahomans as part of the Stitt Administration. I look forward to joining the great team at the Office of Juvenile Affairs and working to protect and empower young Oklahomans."

Cartmell earned a Bachelor of Arts in English Writing and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma in 2009 and 2012, respectively. Cartmell became an adjunct professor of law at his alma mater in 2021, teaching a seminar course on government law.

Cartmell’s appointment became effective on October 21, 2023. He will serve pending Senate confirmation in the 2024 legislative session.