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Administration Staff and Board Members
Staff
 
Chase Rankin
 Executive Director
Scott Van Horn
 Chief Operating Officer/Deputy Director
Timothy Van Horn
 Chief Financial Officer/Deputy Director
Thanh Dinh
 Controller
Terri Williams
Executive Secretary
Keely Swonger
 Assistant Controller
Martha Pierce
Member Services Coordinator
Vicki Mulbery
Accounts Payable Administrator
Thelisha Clark
Records Administrator
Latoya Battle
Data Processor
 

Board of Trustees

Clifford Davidson, Chairman
Ringwood Fire Department
  Firefighters Association
Elected by Firefighters

 

Jim Ed Nimmo
 Tulsa Fire Department
 1st Vice President, Oklahoma State
Firefighters Association
Elected by Firefighters
Tony Lopez
 Midwest City Fire Department
 2rd Vice President, Oklahoma State
Firefighters Association
Elected by Firefighters
Donald Bennett Jr.
 Midwest City Fire Department
 3rd Vice President, Oklahoma State
Firefighters Association
Elected by Firefighters

Eric Harlow
Guthrie Fire Department
 Past President, Oklahoma State
Firefighters Association
Elected by Firefighters

Yogi Cole
 Retired Tulsa Fire Department
 President of Oklahoma Retired Firefighters Association
Brent Baggett
 Lawton Fire Department
Designee of President of Professional Firefighters Association

Brent Bryant
 City of Oklahoma City
Oklahoma Municipal League Appointee

Janet Kohls
City of Tulsa
Oklahoma Municipal League Appointee
Dana Cramer
Senate President Pro Tempore
Appointee
Kelli Price
 Designee of State Insurance
Commissioner
Matthew Lay
 Speaker of the House of Representatives
Appointee
Domini Weinrich
Designee of Director of OMES

 


Duties of the Board
 

    1. The board of trustees is responsible for the policies and rules for the general administration of the system, subject to the provisions of state law and properly promulgated rules.
    2. The board of trustees establishes rules for the administration of the System and for the transaction of its business consistent with the law. The rules are made public pursuant to the Administrative Procedures Act.
    3. All meeting of the board of trustees are open to the public and its proceedings are recorded.
    4. All decisions of the board of trustees as to questions of fact are final and conclusive on all persons except for the right of review as provided by law and except for fraud or such gross mistake of fact as to have effect equivalent to fraud.  
    5. The board of trustees takes all necessary action upon applications for pension benefits, disability benefits, survivor benefits, death benefits, entrance into the system and refunds of contributions.


Board Organization

The board of trustees is composed of thirteen members who are appointed as follows:

    • Oklahoma State Firefighters Association Executive Board (5 members)
    • President of the Professional Firefighters of Oklahoma or a designee (1 member)
    • President of the Oklahoma Retired Firefighters Association or a designee (1 member)
    • Speaker of the House of Representatives Appointee (1 member)
    • President Pro Tempore of the Senate Appointee (1 member)
    • Oklahoma Municipal League Appointees (2 members)
    • State Insurance Commissioner or a designee (1 member)
    • Director of the Office of Management and Enterprise Services or a designee (1 member)


Board Meeting Information

The board of trustees meets, in regular session, every third Friday of each month unless otherwise scheduled. Meetings are held at 6601 Broadway Extension., Suite 100 and begin at 8:30 am. All meetings of the board of are open to the public. In order to place an item on the agenda, all necessary information must be submitted to the System by the Friday preceding the monthly meeting.

 

Scheduled Board Meeting Dates for the year 2022 are as follows:

January 21, 2022 February 18, 2022 March 18, 2022 April 15, 2022
May 20, 2022 June 17, 2022 July 15, 2022 August 19, 2022
September 16, 2022 October 21, 2022 November 18, 2022 December 16, 2022

 

 

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