OGE Energy Corp. today announced that it has named Sarah Stafford controller and chief accounting officer effective March 1, 2018. Stafford will follow Scott Forbes, who announced he will step away from his role as the company’s principal accounting officer effective Feb. 28, 2018. Forbes, who plans to retire mid-year, will work with Stafford to ensure a seamless transition process.
“I’m pleased to appoint Sarah to this critical role,” said OGE Energy Chairman, President and CEO Sean Trauschke. “She brings a breadth and depth of experience to our accounting team that will help ensure our continued recognition as one of the country’s most trustworthy companies. During his tenure, Scott brought the commitment and focus to our accounting function that established OGE as a benchmark company. I want to thank him for his service and wish him the best as he closes out his career.”
Stafford joined OGE in October 2016 and has served as Accounting Research Officer where she is involved in accounting research for all aspects of Oklahoma Gas and Electric, including regulatory and property accounting. Previously, she served as a senior manager in the assurance practice at Ernst & Young LLP for 12 years, specializing in regulated utility clients.
Stafford received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, majoring in Accounting, and a Master of Science degree in Accounting from Oklahoma State University. She also holds an active license as a Certified Public Accountant.