Director Leaving Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services

Jan 10, 2019

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Denise Northrup, the current director of the Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services, has announced she is leaving the agency.

In a message to OMES employees, Northrup said Friday will be her last day.

"Being a part of this agency for the past two years has brought me some of the biggest challenges I’ve ever faced, but along with that I feel immense pride at all we have accomplished in such a short amount of time," Northrup wrote.

"At this time, the new administration has not named a new director, but I trust you will be in capable hands. The incoming director will need your full support to be successful, and I trust that all of you will give your best effort as you have done for me as director," she added.

OMES is the state government's central finance and purchasing agency.

Northrup was Gov. Mary Fallin's campaign manager from 1998 to 2014 and served as her chief of staff from 2010 to 2016. Northrup stepped up from CEO to director of OMES in November 2016, when former Director Preston Doerflinger left the agency to oversee the State Department of Health.