November 29, 2018|
OKLAHOMA CITY – Term-limited state Treasurer Ken Miller will join OGE Energy Corp. as its vice president of regulatory and state government affairs effective Jan. 2, the company announced Thursday.
Miller, 52, was elected state treasurer in 2010 and re-elected unopposed in 2014. Previously, Miller served six years as a Republican lawmaker in the Oklahoma House of Representatives, representing parts of Edmond.
“He is an established and respected state leader who has enjoyed an exemplary public service career representing the people of Oklahoma,” said OGE Energy Chairman, President and CEO Sean Trauschke. “His breadth and depth of experience in state policy as well as economics, finance and business administration will complement our leadership team.”
Miller began his professional career in banking at First American National Bank before joining MediFax-EDS, where he served as financial operations manager. Miller earned his Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma, his MBA from Pepperdine University and a bachelor’s degree in economics and finance from Lipscomb University.
“I have always admired OGE for its commitment to growing and serving the communities in its service area,” Miller said. “I’m humbled to be part of such a fine company.”
Republican Randy McDaniel of Edmond was elected state treasurer Nov. 6, defeating independent candidate Charles de Coune of Oklahoma City. McDaniel won the state treasurer race in an overwhelming victory, garnering 72.3 percent of the vote. De Coune got 27.7 percent.
McDaniel has been a state representative for 12 years, representing Oklahoma City and Edmond. During that time, he served as chairman of the House Banking Committee. He worked 20 years as a financial adviser, working with both individual and institutional investors.
In February, Miller appointed McDaniel to the State Treasurer’s Investment Advisory Committee. The committee, formed by Miller in 2011, is composed of financial and investment representatives who advise the treasurer’s office on maximizing investment returns on the more than $5 billion portfolio under his control.
Treasurer-elect McDaniel will assume office on Jan 14. The transition is well underway, a spokesman for the state treasurer’s office said.