Steven Harpe is the executive director of the Office of Management and
Enterprise Services, a $1.5 billion dollar agency that provides central
services (budget and finance, technology, health insurance, central
purchasing, human capital management, real estate/facilities/ and fleet
management) to other state agencies. He has devoted 31 years of service
and leadership to solving issues and, during his short time with the
State of Oklahoma, has led the OMES team towards a turnaround in
performance and reputation in the midst of an historic pandemic, energy
crisis, unemployment crisis and social unrest.
Steve has had the
good fortune to work and train under some of the best and brightest at
companies such as American Airlines, Capital One and Gateway First Bank,
where he learned culture and people matter most. His “Get Stuff Done”
culture has OMES operating at a speed and pace that enables the 189
agencies, affiliates and municipalities we serve to accomplish their
missions on behalf of Oklahoma citizens.
With a deadline of Dec.
30, 2020, he is currently steering 16 of the State of Oklahoma’s top
priorities in applying $197 million of CARES FORWARD funding towards
resolving issues brought on by COVID-19.