OGE Energy, the parent company of Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company, has appointed Sarah Stafford as controller and chief accounting officer, effective March 1. She will succeed Scott Forbes in this role, who notified the company that he intends to resign as the company’s principal accounting officer, effective Feb. 28.


To assist the company and his successor in the transition process, Forbes has agreed to continue employment with the company through mid-2018 when he expects to retire from the company.


Stafford joined the company in October 2016 and has served as accounting research officer, in which she is involved in accounting research for all aspects of the utility, including regulatory and property accounting. Previously, she served as a senior manager in the assurance practice at Ernst & Young for twelve years, specializing in regulated utility clients.