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State Comptroller Lynne Bajema retiring after 26 years of public service

Friday, March 25, 2022

Happy retirement, Lynne! Thanks for 26 years of service.

After more than two decades of public service, Lynne Bajema is retiring as the Office of Management and Enterprise Services state comptroller, a position she held for 10 years.

She also led the OMES Central Accounting and Reporting team, which was recognized every year under her guidance for its exemplary performance. Her leadership even earned the State of Oklahoma the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting, a highly prestigious and coveted award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.

"Lynne has been an amazing leader to her team,” said State Chief Operating Officer and OMES Executive Director Steven Harpe. “We recognize her tenacity, talent and knowledge and will miss her contributions to the agency.”

“You want someone like this on your team,” said OMES Deputy Director Dana Webb. “Lynne took action to make OMES a better agency, but ultimately to benefit the people of our great state. She is a true asset.”

“I have been very blessed to be a part of OMES,” Lynne said. “The friendships made with colleagues, employees and others throughout the state I will hold dear forever. I have learned so much from the leaders I have had the privilege of working with over the years. To my staff at Central Accounting and Reporting, I’m so proud of the great work you do. You are a fantastic team and it’s been an absolute pleasure to work with you.”

However, Lynne is not done serving others! She said after she takes some well-deserved family time over the summer, she plans to work with a not-for-profit to help women enter or re-enter the workforce.

We thank Lynne for her service and continued commitment to the people of Oklahoma.

Last Modified on Mar 29, 2022