Oklahoma City, OK (STL.News) Governor Kevin Stitt announced today he has nominated Scott Mueller to join his cabinet as the Secretary of Commerce and Workforce Development. Pending Senate confirmation, Mueller will oversee 30 agencies, including the Oklahoma Department of Commerce and the Governor’s Council for Workforce and Economic Development.
“I am ready to get to work with Scott Mueller as our new Secretary of Commerce,” said Gov. Stitt. “Scott’s unmatched ability to expand, grow and attract companies is exactly what Oklahoma needs to become a Top Ten state.”
“It is an honor to be nominated by Governor Stitt for this position,” said Mueller. “I am determined to work with the superb men and women of our Commerce team to continue to build on the leadership shown by Secretary Kouplen. I look forward to telling employers across the nation what we, as Oklahomans, already know – that we have a very capable workforce willing and able to help companies grow and succeed, that we have a great environment for business and employers and have remained open for business throughout the pandemic, and that we champion job creators and will work hard to help new and existing employers maximize the opportunities in front of them.”
Mueller replaces outgoing Secretary Sean Kouplen, who is stepping aside after completing a two-year commitment to the Stitt Administration to focus on his role as Chairman and CEO of Regent Bank.