Chief Information Officer
Joe McIntosh joined OMES in April 2020 as the senior director of Application and Data Services. In July 2023 he was appointed Oklahoma’s chief information officer.
He brings more than 20 years of experience delivering business value and solving complex challenges through the innovative use of technology to OMES. McIntosh is passionate about using data and creative marketing to drive innovation and change while creating a get-stuff-done (GSD) culture and empowering teams to succeed.
Sr. Director of Customer Success
Aleta Seaman is the OMES IS senior director of Customer Success and IT Operations. In this role, Seaman leads the state’s Information Technology Operations Control Center which monitors applications, servers and the network for outages across the state. Seaman also manages the teams that supports business continuity, operational management for technology changes, computer support, ordering and installation, troubleshooting, provisioning of users and mobile device management, along with OMES' world-class disaster recovery services.
Seaman started with the State of Oklahoma in 1995, serving in a variety of roles including her tenure as OMES IS director of Server and Network Services, which was successful in refreshing the state’s network and server hardware and partnering with Dell and NTT to build out the state’s secondary disaster recovery data center.
Sr. Director of Network and Server Operations
Josh Swenson started as the senior director of Network and Server Operations in January 2022. Swenson oversees all facets of network, server and cloud operations relating to architecture, engineering, operations and maintenance.
Swenson worked at the State of Washington for the previous 13 years in IT Operations management positions for a few different state agencies. He helped multiple agencies move into cloud services using O365, Azure and AWS. He has been involved with five data center moves in the private and public sector over his 24-year career in IT. Swenson earned his master’s in Business Administration and a second master’s in Public Administration.
Chief Information Security Officer
Michael Toland joined OMES in May 2023 as the Chief Information Security Officer. In this role, he is charged with leading all information security efforts and compliance and privacy practices.
He brings over 20 years of experience as an information technology professional. Toland specializes in IT security operations and providing proactive defense, and he prides himself in promoting an outstanding IT security culture by facilitating training, testing and coaching.
Chief Administrative Officer
Lauren Kelliher has been the OMES IS chief administrative officer since January 2021. She emphasizes the functions of administration, such as finance, project management, enterprise architecture and communications, are just as pivotal as technology functions in the successful delivery of IT services. Kelliher joined OMES in 2015 as deputy general counsel with emphasis on technology and gaming compliance. Prior to that, Kelliher worked at an Oklahoma City law firm specializing in civil litigation. She was involved in professional liability, premise liability, wrongful death and medical malpractice matters. She earned a Juris Doctor and master’s in business administration from Oklahoma City University and has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Sr. Director of IT Operations
Aleta Seaman is the OMES IS senior director of Operations. In this role, Seaman leads the state’s Information Technology Operations Control Center which monitors applications, servers and the network for outages across the state. Seaman also manages the teams that leverage change, problem and configuration management, along with OMES world-class disaster recovery services. Seaman has been with the state since 1995, serving in a variety of roles including her tenure as OMES IS director of Server and Network services, which was successful in refreshing the state’s network and server hardware and partnering with Dell and NTT to build out the state’s secondary disaster recovery data center.
Deputy General Counsel
Jason Lawson was appointed lead attorney for the Information Services division of OMES in December 2020. He had been a member of the OMES General Counsel office since March 2020. In his role, Jason provides counsel to the executive leadership of OMES. Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the General Counsel office has assisted OMES with navigating all the demands the state’s response has required. Lawson has led the OMES IS Legal team in transitioning state employees to a telework environment at warp speed, assisted other state agencies in their services to Oklahoma citizens and worked to ensure the state’s use of federal emergency funding helped the citizens of Oklahoma.