Steve Harpe brings more than 30 years of experience managing technology solutions globally for companies such as American Airlines, Sabre, HireRight, Capital One CGI and Gateway Mortgage Group. He has also worked on initiatives for the United States Navy and Marines requiring high level security clearances by the federal government. He serves on the 501 Technet Advisory Board and in several technology leadership groups such as the Oklahoma CIO's and the Tulsa CIO Forum organizations. These groups bring senior level technologists in Oklahoma together to collaborate on technology transformation and cyber security initiatives.
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Chief of Staff
Chief of Staff Dana Webb has administrative responsibility over several divisions of the agency, including Capital Assets Management, Capitol Restoration, Human Capital Management and the Employees Group Insurance Division. She also directs OMES Internal HR and OMES Policy and Legislative Services. She previously served as HCM administrator and works extensively with the Oklahoma Legislature and other public and private administrators concerning all aspects of OMES and state government. Webb has been serving various parts of OMES for 25 years and is currently the board chair of the Oklahoma Public Employees Retirement System.
The state comptroller directs the daily operations of OMES central accounting and reporting. 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 for two years after serving as director of finance for the previous decade. Bajema is a certified public accountant and a past president of the Oklahoma City Chapter of the Oklahoma Society of CPAs.
Director of Budget, Policy and Gaming Compliance
The director of budget, policy and gaming compliance 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 budget and helps to manage the implementation of that legislation. Also, the director is responsible for ensuring gaming entities operate in accordance with the Tribal Gaming Compact and federal regulations, and participates in specific task forces with other state and federal agencies and represents the state in federal litigation. 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 budget division under three governors and six OMES directors.
Chief Information Officer
As the chief information officer, Jerry Moore manages OMES Information Services. The CIO has jurisdictional responsibility related to information and telecommunications systems of all state agencies as provided under the Oklahoma Information Services Act. Moore previously served as OMES director of IT applications services. His other information technology experience includes positions with Devon Energy, ConocoPhillips, Alliance Resource Partners, Xeta Technologies (now Windstream) and the Tulsa Technology Center.
Kathy Pendarvis has served as general counsel for OMES since 2012. She counsels agency leadership on state and federal laws, assesses legal risks, strategizes on major litigation and manages a team of lawyers working in a variety of practice specialties ranging from employment and health law to state procurement laws. Pendarvis is proficient in open meetings, open records and confidentiality laws; state laws governing agency and technology consolidation; state purchasing and bidding laws; finance law, and a hosts of other state and federal regulations.
Chief Financial Officer
Appointed CFO in 2018, Tepker-McHughes is responsible for managing the financial operations of the agency, and providing strategy for cost containment and operational efficiencies. She has more than 13 years experience in state government, including serving as director of finance and administration for the Commissioner of Labor at the Oklahoma Department of Labor and as a senior budget and policy analyst with OMES under two governors. She has a masters in public administration from the University of Oklahoma and completed the Governor's Executive Development Program for State Officials.