Jay Finks, Executive Director
Jay Finks has been with the Oklahoma Lottery Commission since its launch in 2005 and was appointed as Executive Director on November 1, 2020.
Finks began his career at the Lottery Commission in the Marketing department and has served as the Marketing Manager, Marketing Director and Director of Marketing & Administration before his appointment to Deputy Director in January of 2019.
In 2017, his work with the state legislature to amend state laws was instrumental in making the lottery more profitable and in turn, earning more for state education. In the first five years since these changes, the Lottery has more than doubled its annual revenues and contributed over $350 million dollars to Oklahoma education.
As the Executive Director, Finks is in charge of overseeing the lottery’s strategic vision and leading business decisions that will drive growth in all aspects of the agency’s operations. He brings over 20 years of experience to the position in the fields of strategic marketing, product development and advertising. Finks was recognized throughout the lottery industry for his outstanding business practices, winning the 2010 Powers Award for excellence in marketing.
Finks was born in Miami, Florida and moved to Yukon, Oklahoma when he was 16. He spent two years in Stillwater at Oklahoma State University and then finished his degree at the University of Central Oklahoma, earning his Bachelor of Science in Marketing.
Ricky McCullough, Director of Security & Validations
Starting his career with the Oklahoma Lottery Commission in November 2005, Ricky McCullough has held numerous positions within the agency. McCullough is currently the Director of Security & Validations. His previous positions include Key Accounts Coordinator, Corporate Account Manager, Sales Manager and Security Manager prior to being named the Director of Security & Validations in July 2021.
McCullough leads a team of security specialists who are responsible for ensuring the integrity of the lottery. They are held to the highest ethical standards while providing a comprehensive range of services to meet the investigative and security needs of the Oklahoma Lottery. He also oversees the Winner Center and its team who are charged with providing outstanding customer service and who strive to provide all players with a great winning experience.
Ricky was born in Oklahoma City, graduated from Bishop McGuinness High School and graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science in Finance. Ricky and his wife Angela have four children: Whitley, Kenneth, Kaisha and Ricky.
Abby Morgan, Director of Marketing & Product Development
Abby Morgan, a Stillwater native, graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and went on to earn her MBA from OSU.
Morgan’s career began in 2005 with the Oklahoma City/New Orleans Hornets professional basketball franchise. She was part of the sponsorship team, working for a time in both cities. In 2007, she accepted a position with the Dallas Mavericks as the Marketing and Events Manager. Morgan returned to Oklahoma in 2008 and joined the sponsorship team of the Oklahoma City Thunder where she helped launch the franchise in its new city. As the Director of Partnership Activation and Strategy, she managed and developed a large portfolio of clients and led the team to record breaking sales achievements over a number of years.
Following her tenure in the National Basketball Association, she joined the Oklahoma Lottery Commission in 2021 as the Director of Marketing & Product Development. She brings over 17 years of experience in marketing, client management, team leadership and brand strategy to the team at the Oklahoma Lottery. Morgan administers and directs the day-to-day management and strategy for the Marketing group which includes a team of graphic designers, website and app developers, marketing managers and product development specialists.
Shelby Owen, Director of Business Solutions
Shelby Owen began her career with the Oklahoma Lottery Commission in 2020 in the claims department. Before taking on her current role as the Director of Business Solutions, Owen held the position of Sr. Project Manager and was an integral part in bringing forth new and exciting consumer-facing enhancements to the lottery through technological innovation. As the Oklahoma Lottery Commission’s business grew, the business solutions department was created in 2022 to oversee operational development, annual accounting, employee culture and solution-focused projects serving lottery players and retailers.
Prior to working for the Oklahoma Lottery Commission, Owen attended the University of Oklahoma and worked as a Project Manager in various industries.
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RALPH E. "TED" BLODGETT - CHAIRMAN
Ralph E. “Ted” Blodgett is an Accounting graduate from Cameron University in Oklahoma. He is a CPA and manager of the Norman, OK firm: Gray, Blodgett & Company, PLLC. Ted is also a Certified Valuation Analyst - CVA (NACVA), Accredited in Business Valuations – ABV (AICPA), has his Juris Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma, and is licensed with the Oklahoma Bar Association.
Ted serves as the Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee. He is 2019 chairman of the Oklahoma Society of CPA’s tax committee; a former President of the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants Board of Directors and a 2014 inductee into the Accounting Hall of Fame (Oklahoma Society of CPA’s). He is active in several professional organizations and has received multiple civic and professional honors.
Mr. Blodgett was appointed by Governor Fallin on April 24, 2017 to the Oklahoma Lottery Commission Board of Trustees and confirmed by the Senate on May 16, 2017 to replace Mr. R. Deane Wymer.
SCOTT EISENHAUER - VICE CHAIRMAN
Scott Eisenhauer is the general manager of P&K Equipment, Inc. and P&K Midwest, Inc.,
a 27-store John Deere dealership organization with locations throughout Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Iowa.
Eisenhauer grew up on the family farm near Newkirk, OK. He attended Oklahoma State University and graduated in 1999
as a Top 10 Senior from OSU’s College of Business with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Upon graduation,
Scott began his career in the agricultural business industry, going to work for John Deere Company in various roles
throughout his 7.5 years with the company. In 2006, he joined the P&K Equipment dealership organization as General Manager.
Throughout his tenure, P&K has expanded from 4 John Deere Dealerships to the 27 that exist today.
Scott is very active in
many community and civic organizations, and has achieved numerous honors for his involvement. These include
OSU Alumni Association (Current Board of Directors Member and Leadership Council Member);
OSU Foundation (Board of Governors member);
Oklahoma Agricultural Leadership Program (Class XII);
Regional Equipment Dealers Association (board member & past president);
National FFA Honorary Degree Recipient (2013);
Oklahoma FFA Foundation (board member & current president);
Sirloin Club of Oklahoma (past president & 2017 show honoree).
In 2019, he was recognized as a Spears School of Business Outstanding Young Alumni.
Scott and his wife, Melissa, reside in the Edmond area with their two children, Katie and Mason. Scott and his family
are active members at Messiah Lutheran Church in Oklahoma City.
JAMES C. ORBISON - TRUSTEE
Mr. Orbison was born in Enid, Oklahoma and is a 1961 graduate of Enid High School. He attended Oklahoma State University and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Tulsa in 1966, where he majored in political science and history. He graduated from the University of Tulsa College of Law in 1968 and was admitted to the Oklahoma Bar that year.
Mr. Orbison served two years in the U.S. Army, beginning October, 1968, and received two Bronze Star Medals while with the 196th Infantry Brigade, Americal Division, in the Republic of Vietnam.
He is a senior shareholder of Riggs, Abney, Neal, Turpen, Orbison & Lewis, one of Oklahoma’s largest law firms, having offices in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, and Muskogee, Oklahoma, and in Denver, Colorado.
He is a member of the Tulsa County, Oklahoma and American Bar Associations, and his primary practice areas are banking, business and finance, corporate trust and public service.
Mr. Orbison’s community involvement is reflected in the numerous boards he has served on. He is the vice chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Tulsa County Public Facilities Authority (the Tulsa State Fair Board), a director of the Tulsa Historical Society, a trustee of the Oklahoma State University Lew Wentz Foundation and a director of the Friends of the Tulsa Fairgrounds Foundation.
Mr. Orbison is a former chairman of the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority, vice chairman and director of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka, director of the University of Tulsa, College of Law Alumni Association, and director of the Tulsa Boys Home. He has also served as a director of several Tulsa banks, as well as the Tulsa County Bar Association, Downtown Tulsa Unlimited and the Tulsa Regional Center Foundation.
In 2005, Mr. Orbison was appointed as the first chairman of the Oklahoma Lottery Commission’s Board of Trustees and served as chairman through December of 2007. He served as secretary through 2013 and as vice-chairman through 2014. He currently serves as a trustee.
Brandon Sage is an entrepreneur and sales professional based in Edmond, OK.
Sage grew up in Tulsa, OK where he graduated from Bishop Kelley High School.
He attended Oklahoma State University and graduated in 1998 from OSU’s College of Business with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.
While at Oklahoma State, Brandon served on both the Business Student Council and Student Government Association.
He has been a partner or early participant in several different technology start-ups with the most recent successful exit as the head of business development at Landdox which was acquired by Quorum Business Solutions.
Sage is currently a Senior Enterprise Account Executive for the Strategic Portfolio group at UiPath, a global software company.
Brandon and his wife, Sherry, reside in the Edmond area with their five children, Stella, Harper, Atticus, Nash, and Crosby. Brandon serves in board roles at his kids’ school and as a deacon at Henderson Hills Baptist Church where he and Sherry lead a community group.
Dwayne Martin is a native of Altus, OK. He and Krystal married in 1987. They have two sons, Clayton and Reid. Dwayne is a graduate of Altus High School and Vincennes University.
Dwayne’s military service began in 1984 when he enlisted in the OKARNG. In 1986, he received his commission through the OKARNG OCS program as a member of class 31. He spent the majority of his career as a Field Artillery officer. In 2006-2007, he completed a 1-yr combat deployment to Baghdad, Iraq, where he served as a Transition Team Chief embedded with an Iraqi National Police Battalion. During his service in Iraq, he was awarded the Bronze Star Medal. He retired as a MAJ in 2010.
In the private sector, he has spent many years buying, selling, and managing residential, commercial, and agricultural real estate in Altus and surrounding counties. In addition to property speculation and management, Dwayne and Krystal operate several retail businesses in Altus.
In public service, Dwayne served two terms on the Altus City Council, with two years as vice mayor. During a severe multi-year drought, Dwayne was instrumental in helping to resolve a municipal water crisis. As a result, he was awarded a commendation for outstanding service to public works, by the Oklahoma Chapter of the American Public Works Association.
During his service on the Altus City Council he also served on many municipal committees, with special emphasis on public works and animal welfare. He also served several years on the Altus/Southwest Area Economic Development Corporation BoD with two of those years as vice president.
He is a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Altus, and is a member of the Rotary Club of Altus, the Altus Chamber of Commerce, the Altus Downtown Housing Authority BoD, the Altus Military Affairs Committee, the Western Oklahoma State College Foundation, and Main Street Altus.
Dwayne is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma, Class 31 and a Lifetime member of LOK. Dwayne served two terms on the LOK BoD.