After serving eight years as the state’s top elected financial officer, Oklahoma Treasurer Ken Miller will transition to a leadership role as OGE Energy Corp.’s vice president of regulatory and state government affairs in January, according to a company press release issued Thursday.
“He is an established and respected state leader who has enjoyed an exemplary public service career representing the people of Oklahoma,” said Sean Trauschke, OGE Energy Chairman, President and CEO. “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 at First American National Bank before joining MediFax-EDS, where he served as financial operations manager. He also taught graduate and undergraduate economic and finance classes as a tenured professor at Oklahoma Christian University.
Miller began his public service career in 2004 when he was elected to the Oklahoma House of Representatives where he served six years representing a constituency in Edmond. In 2010, he was elected to the office of state treasurer. Miller won re-election when he ran unopposed in 2014.
Miller was required to vacate his post after Oklahoma voters set a permanent eight-year term limit for elected officials.
Miller received a Bachelor of Science degree from Lipscomb University in Tennessee, majoring in economics and finance. He holds his Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University in southern California and earned a Ph.D. through the Department of Economics at the University of Oklahoma.