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Steven Harpe

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.

Dana Webb
Chief of Staff

With 25 years of service in multiple areas of OMES, including as OMES Human Capital Management director, Dana Webb now has administrative responsibilities over several OMES divisions as Director Harpe’s chief of staff. Webb led the efforts to consolidate several OMES divisions into a primary location at the Will Rogers building as the state workforce moved primarily to telework in 2020, an achievement estimated to yield $400,000 in real estate savings per fiscal year.

Lynne Bajema
State Comptroller

Lynne Bajema, a certified public accountant and past president of the Oklahoma City chapter of the Oklahoma Society of CPAs, has served as state comptroller since April 2012. Bajema and her OMES Central Accounting and Reporting team have played a vital role during the pandemic in ensuring that Oklahoma state agencies, cities and counties have received essential coronavirus relief payments.

Her team’s shared services operation saves state agencies over $6 million annually, and has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial reporting every year Bajema has served as their leader.

Brandy Manek
Director of Budget, Policy and Gaming Compliance

Brandy Manek has served under three governors and six directors in her tenure at OMES. As director of Budget, Policy and Gaming Compliance, she leads a team with diverse duties, including creation of the annual Executive Budget Book and the Gaming Compliance Annual Report.

In 2020, the OMES Budget team implemented a new strategic plan format, standardizing across all state agencies and making it easier for state leaders to implement agency goals and missions in order to better serve Oklahomans. Manek and her team work tirelessly assisting state entities, including the Governor’s Office, with establishing their budgets every year.

Jerry Moore
Chief Information Officer

State Chief Information Officer Jerry Moore was appointed in January 2020, having previously served as the OMES director of IT Applications Services and bringing with him years of experience from IT positions held at companies such as Devon Energy, ConocoPhillips and the Tulsa Technology Center. In his role as CIO, Moore is driving efficiencies and innovative technology enhancements for the entire state. Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, Moore’s team has filled gaps for several state agencies to ensure technology services remain reliable and consistent.

Under Moore’s leadership, the OMES Information Services team resolved over 331,000 service requests in FY 2020, with a successful first call resolution rate of almost 90%. Moore’s team was instrumental in transitioning state employees to a telework environment at warp speed, as necessitated by the pandemic, not only quickly establishing VPN connections for thousands of state employees, but also developing multiple systems and platforms for agencies such as OESC and OSDH to support their services to Oklahoma citizens.

Kathy Pendarvis
General Counsel

Kathy Pendarvis has served as OMES general counsel since the agency’s inception in 2012. Under Pendarvis’ leadership as general counsel, and in collaboration with legislative partners, OMES was able to successfully modernize the Oklahoma Central Purchasing Act during the 2020 legislative session, creating drastic purchasing efficiencies for our agency partners.

Lia Tepker-McHughes
Chief Financial Officer

Appointed CFO in 2018, Lia Tepker-McHughes is responsible for managing the financial operations of the agency and providing strategy for cost containment and operational efficiencies. Tepker-McHughes’ OMES finance team has played an integral role in implementing a new workflow in the Accounts Payable module on PeopleSoft Financials, enabling greater efficiencies in daily operations and streamlining invoice processing for the state.

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