Miller Announces Staff Appointments
|Treasurer-elect Ken Miller|
Miller said his top aides will be Regina Birchum as Deputy Treasurer for Policy and Chief of Staff, Susan Nicewander as Deputy Treasurer for Operations, and Tim Allen as Deputy Treasurer for Communications and Program Administration.
"These three public servants bring tremendous talent, dedication and experience to the treasurer's office," Miller said. "With combined professional experience of more than 70 years, I look forward to their help as we work to increase efficiency and maximize taxpayer dollars."
Birchum joins the treasurer's office after spending nine years with the Oklahoma House of Representatives in roles involving policy development and communications. For the past three years, she has coordinated House leadership's efforts to identify waste and inefficiency in state government and enact money-saving reforms. A graduate of Texas State University, Birchum holds a degree in mass communications.
Nicewander and Allen have served in the administrations of the past two state treasurers, where they have been key players in identifying and implementing efficiency projects that have resulted in the savings of millions of taxpayer dollars.