Mr. Doerflinger has had to utilize all his organizational skills and business experience since Gov. Mary Fallin appointed him director of the Office of Management and Enterprise (OMES) and Secretary of Finance and Revenue on Jan. 19, 2011.
The director is appointed to the post by the Governor with the advice and consent of the State Senate. The director plays an important role in developing, communicating and implementing executive branch fiscal policies and oversees preparation of the Governor's Executive Budget for submission to the Legislature. Other key responsibilities include:
As OMES director, Mr. Doerflinger leads an agency that helps develop the governor's annual budget and performs a myriad of accounting, monitoring and budgeting functions that are essential to keeping state government's fiscal house in order.
The OMES director is the official designated in statute to trigger agency budget cuts to comply with the Oklahoma Constitution's Budget-Balancing Amendment.
In 2011, the administrative responsibilities of OMES were greatly expanded by a new law consolidating four other important agencies into the then Office of State Finance (OSF). They are the Office of Personnel Management, the Department of Central Services, the Oklahoma State and Education Employee Group Insurance Board and the Employee’s Benefit Council.
A separate law consolidated most information technology services into the OMES' Information Services Division, where they are under the control of Alex Pettit, the state's chief information officer.
Mr. Doerflinger, came to state government after 2 years as the elected city auditor of Tulsa, where he oversaw the city’s Management Review Office and implemented a series of government modernization initiatives.
Prior to that, he founded several health care and supply companies and was chief executive officer of PLD Management, a business consulting and investment firm.
Mr. Doerflinger has a bachelor's degree in organizational leadership from Southern Nazarene University. He and his wife, Jill, have a son, Kros.
Chief Information Officer -- Alex Pettit
Other key responsibilities include:
Mr. Pettit has global industry, government and Big 4 consulting experience, and is a recognized leader in Enterprise Architecture. He has directed both industry and consulting organizations in diverse roles as a chief technology officer, vice president and BCP service line leader, senior manager and regional director of technology and telecommunications. Mr. Pettit has received the Best of Texas Award for IT Leadership, the Public Technology Institute IT Leadership Award and the Society for Information Management IT Executive of the Year Award for his leadership.
In addition, Mr. Pettit is a published author on IT Leadership in Studies in E-Government, Government Technology Magazine, Texas Technology Magazine, the Journal for Enterprise Architecture and most recently, the SIM Guide to Enterprise Architecture (2009).
He is certified by the Disaster Recovery Institute International as a Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP). In addition, he holds certifications with Novell, Filenet, Sun Systems and IBM.
Deputy Director of Budget, Policy, and Communications -- Brandy Manek
The Director of Budget, Policy, and Communications assists the Director of OMES in developing policy on fiscal issues to ensure consistency with the Governor’s platforms and goals. To that end, the Director of Budget and Policy also monitors and provides input regarding legislation that affects the State of Oklahoma Budget and helps to manage the implementation of that legislation. Additionally, the Director oversees a shared service Communications Department that produces agency publications and graphics, markets non-IT statewide contracts, ensures IT accessibility compliance for OMES electronic content, and manages nearly a dozen online properties.
Ms. Manek is a graduate of Oklahoma State University, with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and major in accounting. She has served in the OMES Budget Division under 3 Governors and 6 OMES directors. Her past experience includes the roles of budget analyst for the subject areas of commerce, human services and general government, as well as budget coordinator and state budget director.
State Comptroller -- Lynne Bajema
Ms. Bajema was appointed state comptroller in April 2012. She previously served as the chief financial officer for the Oklahoma State and Education Employees Group Insurance Board (OSEEGIB) for 2 years after serving as director of finance for the previous decade.
Prior to joining OSEEGIB in 1996, she was in public accounting with the Oklahoma City firm of Wilsey, Meyer and Company.
Ms. Bajema is a certified public accountant (CPA) and a past president of the Oklahoma City Chapter of the Oklahoma Society of CPAs. She is currently serving as secretary of the Oklahoma City Chapter of the Association of Governmental Accountants. Ms. Bajema graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Central Oklahoma.
HCM Administrator -- Lucinda Meltabarger
The HR Director for the Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES) is responsible for the direction, coordination, and management of all phases of a diverse multi-functional human resources management program.
Key responsibilities include:
Ms. Meltabarger received her bachelor's and master's degrees in Business Administration from Oklahoma City University. For more than 10 years she has worked in the public sector human resources field for the State of Oklahoma. Ms. Meltabarger has worked extensively in personnel development and presents training to all levels of employees in a variety of workplace topics.
EGID Administrator -- Frank Wilson, Jr.
The Administrator is responsible for oversight of the OMES Employees Group Insurance Division (formerly the Oklahoma State and Education Employees Group Insurance Board), a self-funded health plan that serves approximately 1,000 public employers and retiree groups with over 165,000 members.
Mr. Wilson began his career with the agency in 1991 and has served in numerous capacities including deputy administrator and chief financial officer for 10 years. He has been a frequent speaker to legislators and membership groups across the state on all aspects of employee group health insurance and the operations of the agency.
Mr. Wilson is a member of the Oklahoma State Society of Certified Public Accountants and received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from East Central University in 1988.
DCAM Administrator -- Michelle R. Day
The Administrator of the OMES Division of Capital Assets Management (formerly the Department of Central Services) oversees 6 business departments and 2 administrative units positioned to expediently deliver the highest quality services to its customers throughout Oklahoma state government. Among the enterprise business departments are the Office of Facilities Management, Construction and Properties, Fleet Management, Risk Management, Property Reutilization, and Central Printing-Interagency Mail. Administrative units include Audit Services and Board and Commission Support (OCIA, PERB and CMZIC).
Prior to serving as the Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES) DCAM administrator, Ms. Day served as the assistant Secretary of State under Gov. Mary Fallin. She has more than 22 years of public service with the State of Oklahoma, including time as the general counsel with the former Department of Central Services.