Oklahoma governor's chief operating officer to step down
June 3, 2021
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt announced Wednesday that his chief operating officer, John Budd, will step down effective July 2.
Budd was the state's first COO and a member of Stitt's cabinet since he took office.
With the legislative session having just wrapped up, Budd said it was a "good time for me to move on to my next journey."
Before joining the Stitt administration, Budd was chief strategy and business development officer for Oklahoma City-based Sonic Corp....