Meet the OMES Budget team
The OMES Budget team recently 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. The team works tirelessly assisting state entities, including the Governor’s Office, with establishing their budgets every year.
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.
State Budget Director
Domini oversees the Budget Team. She spent ten years in the oil and gas industry before joining OMES in April 2021. When she is not working, Domini enjoys taking her son to the park and spending time with friends and family.
Christine coordinates State Budget Division processes and oversees central budgeting for the Human Services and Veterans cabinet. Before joining OMES she was a Senior Consultant at a national public accounting firm. Outside the office, she enjoys hiking in National Parks and growing cut flowers for friends and family.
Collette has been a part of OMES Budget for over 14 years. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma and is a huge Sooner fan. She enjoys cooking, traveling with her husband, and spending time at the lake. Her favorite quote is, "Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish. —Sam Walton
Senior Budget Analyst
Brett Deibel is the Senior Budget Analyst for General Government and Transportation Agencies. He has been with OMES since 2013. Brett has a bachelor’s degree in political science from Northeastern State University and a master’s in public administration from OU.
John Gilbert has been with the OMES Budget and Policy team for five years. He is an alumnus of Colorado State University College of Business. He enjoys running and cycling around Lake Hefner on rare days when it’s not windy.
James is the analyst responsible for the Public Safety, Military, and Judiciary policy areas. He served an enlistment in the United States Marine Corps and earned a Master of Public Administration from the University of Central Oklahoma before joining the OMES Budget team.
Meagan serves as the budget analyst for the Education cabinet. She was honored with the OMES unsung hero award after only one year of service. Meagan previously interned at the Oklahoma State Legislature and holds a Master’s degree in Agricultural Economics from Oklahoma State University. This woman knows more about goats, agriculture, and Hallmark movies than you might suspect
Christina Tian has been a budget analyst with Budget Policy and Gaming division for three years. She grew up in the north part of China where her loving and hard-working parents and little brother’s family are living. Christina holds a BA in General English Studies from XISU China and a BA in Finance Insurance and Risk Management from UCO Oklahoma. She considers herself an open-minded, loyal, and perseverant person who is raising her two wonderful daughters to be strong and useful people. She believes that failure is a learning tool and everyone is powerful enough to make a difference in others’ lives.
The Budget Division’s mission is to serve Oklahoman’s providing objective information and analysis to ensure a balanced budget and effective stewardship of public resources.
How we do this? We pursue excellence by partnering with agencies on budget planning and development activities, budget management and performance, monitoring and compliance, and budget oversight.
The Budget Division’s vision is to be trusted and collaborative partners providing insights to drive strong strategic financial and budgeting decisions, solutions, and outcomes.
- Build innovative, collaborative, and integrated budgeting.
- Identify, evaluate, and implement opportunities to add value.
- Embrace change being agile, efficient, and transparent in utilizing finite resources to best serve Oklahomans.
- Create sustainable best practices via a continuous improvement mindset.
- Effective Fiscal Stewardship (Associated Behaviors): Accuracy, Expertise, Rigorous Analytical Thinking
- Agency Engagement (Associated Behaviors): Partnership, Professionalism, Problem Solving
- Continuous Improvement (Associated Behaviors): Questioning the Status Quo, Innovation, Staff Development