THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH


Executive Officers


Governor

Governor

Preston Shatwell


Lieutenant Governor

Lieutenant Governor

Corey Shirey


Attorney General

Attorney General

Kimberly Bishop


Secretary of State

Secretary of State

Jerry Hogue



Executive Officers Job Descriptions


Governor
--Supreme executive, responsible for all actions of the organization​
--Serves as the Chair of the Board of Directors and Steering Committee
--Appoints the Attorney General, Secretary of State, members of the Governor’s Cabinet​, and Justices of the Supreme Court
--Signs or vetoes bills submitted and passed by the OIL Legislature

Lieutenant Governor
--Assists the Governor with administrative duties​
--Organizes the activity pass for delegates attending session and oversees the Community Service Competition
--​Serves as the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors and Steering Committee
--Serves as President of the Senate (ceremonial role)
--​One of three judges for the Press Competition

Attorney General
--Serves as chair of the Election Commission
--Issues non-binding legal opinions
-​-Represents OIL in front of its courts in internal disputes
--Assists delegates in forming legislation​
--Reviews all legislation passed by the legislature before it is presented to the Governor
--One of three judges for the Press Competition
-Member of the Steering Committee​

Secretary of State
--Responsible for session registration and compiling session bill packets​
--Produces session laws at the close of each session​
--Maintains and updates official documents of OIL
--Member of the Steering Committee​ ​ ​

Who We Are


The Executive Branch serves the organization by handling the logistics of planning each session.

The Executive Branch consists of both Executive Officers and the Governor's Cabinet. Both play a key role in ensuring the organization runs smoothly year round.

Your Executive officers consist of the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, and the Secretary of State.

The Governor and Lieutenant Governor are elected by the delegates and members of the Oklahoma Intercollegiate Legislature during each Spring Session. The Attorney General, Secretary of State, and all of the Cabinet officers are appointed by the Governor.

The Governor's Cabinet consists of the Chief of Staff, Press Secretary, and the Directors of Recruitment, Budget and Finance, Retention, Fundraising, and Retention, along with any positions the Governor establishes by Executive Order.

Each member of the Executive Branch has a deputy and a series of assistants to help them perform their duties.

Currently, their are several vacancies both within the cabinet and on the deputy/assistant level.

If you would like to be a member of the Executive Branch, please contact Chief of Staff Gabby Koch at gckoch16@gmail.com.

Cabinet Officers Job Description


Chief of Staff
--Immediate advisor to the Governor
--Official liaison for the Office of the Governor
--Chief supervisor of the Governor’s Cabinet
--Assists the Governor as needed throughout the year
--Serves as a liaison between the Governor’s Office and other branches

Press Secretary
--Responsible for media relations for the organization​
--Oversees and coordinates the Press Competition​
--Serves as one of three judges for the Press Competition

Director of Recruitment
--Assists interested schools in starting new delegations

Director of Budget and Finance
--Assists in the creation of the budget and in monitoring monies that were used and are leftover
--Compiles a brief document of the budget and spending for the organization in order to bring about greater transparency​

Director of Retention
--Provides delegations with materials and skills to recruit new and retain current delegates

Director of Fundraising
--Creates and maintains the local delegation fundraising guide​
--Assists the Governor in fundraising for the organization as a whole​
--Assists delegations in fundraising for semester and session costs​

Director of Technology
--Oversees and maintains the organization’s WordPress website and social media platforms​
--Advises the Governor on how the organization can update its technologies​

Governor's Cabinet


Chief of Staff

Chief of Staff

Gabby Koch


Press Secretary

Press Secretary

Kolton Whitmire


Director of Recruitment

Director of Recruitment

Jasmine Brown-Jutras


Director of Budget and Finance

Director of Budget and Finance

Jessie Hickey


Director of Retention

Director of Retention

VACANT


Director of Fundraising

Director of Fundraising

VACANT


Director of Technology

Director of Technology

VACANT


Deputies and Assistants

Special Assistant to the Lieutenant Governor: Luke Harshaw (NSU)

Deputy Attorney General: Tessa Martin
Assistant Attorney General: Wil Crawford (ECU)

Deputy Director of Recruitment: Heather Mishket (OU)


These are things that are just good to know when going into either chamber:

 Oklahoma!

by Rogers and Hammerstein

OOOOk-lahoma, where the wind comes sweepin’ down the plain,
And the wavin’ wheat can sure smell sweet, When the wind comes right behind the rain
OOOOk-lahoma, Ev’ry night my honey lamb and I, Sit alone and talk and watch a hawk makin’ lazy circles in the sky.

We know we belong to the land (yo-ho)
And the land we belong to is grand!
And when we say
Yeeow! Aye-yip-aye-yo-ee-ay!
We’re only sayin’
You’re doin’ fine, Oklahoma!
Oklahoma O.K.!

Ooook-lahoma, where the wind comes sweepin’ down the plain
And the wavin’ wheat can sure smell sweet
When the wind comes right behind the rain.
Oklahoma, Ev’ry night my honey lamb and I
Sit alone and talk and watch a hawk
Makin’ lazy circles in the sky.

We know we belong to the land
And the land we belong to is grand!
And when we say
Yeeow! Ayipioeeay!
We’re only sayin’
You’re doin’ fine, Oklahoma!
Oklahoma O.K.

We know we belong to the land
And the land we belong to is grand!
And when we say
Yeeow! Aye-yip-aye-yo-ee-ay!
We’re only sayin’
You’re doin’ fine, Oklahoma!
Oklahoma
O.K. L – A – H – O – M – A
OKLAHOMA!
Yeeow!

***Oklahoma Intercollegiate Legislature does not own this song. All credit to the original writers ***