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OKWIT’s Behind The Scenes Mentor Sessions are a great opportunity to meet with IT leaders in a small-group setting. Often we have set for ourselves the goal of being a manager, director, or a CXO because the path to that role seems logical for one’s career. Yet do we really understand the day-to-day activities and challenges of holding such a position? What is it really like to head a department or lead a division? What skills, knowledge, and credentials are needed to sit in that seat? Were there specific preparations to obtain the position? And once in the role, how does one traverse the day? This session mentor will share “a day in the life of their role” and what it took to get there and retain the position.
- Lunch will be provided by OKWIT.
- You must be an OKWIT Advocate Member or OKWIT Contributing Member to register. However, as one of these members – you may register for yourself plus one (Your Plus One does not have to be an OKWIT member).
- Seating is limited to 15, so be sure to register early.
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Deanna J. Farmer
Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
Enable Midstream Partners
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Deanna Farmer serves as Enable Midstream Partners’ Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer. In this role, she oversees corporate services including Human Resources, Enterprise Technology, Learning and Development, Corporate Communications and Community Affairs, Contract and Measurement Data Management, Corporate Administrative Services, and Supply Chain.
Farmer has spent most of her career specializing in energy, specifically focused in the oil and gas segment with experience ranging from E&P to transmission pipeline. Before joining Enable in 2014, Farmer held executive positions at Chesapeake Energy and Access Midstream, including Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Corporate Services. She has also served in a number of leadership roles, including Chief Financial Officer and Controller at Columbia Natural Resources, NiSource, and Columbia Energy Group.
In addition to finance and information technology, Farmer has experience in acquisitions and divestitures, corporate integration, process re-engineering and organizational change and development. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from West Virginia State University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Farmer was a former board member of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, serves on the Advisory Board of the Greater Oklahoma City Women’s Energy Network, Advisory Board of Oklahoma Women in Technology, and has been recognized as one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Oil and Gas by the National Diversity Council for three years, as well as one of the 25 Influential Women in Energy by Oil and Gas Investor in 2018.
She has a passion for developing organizations, growing leadership, and shaping culture. Her greatest passion is her faith and family, her two sons, Cody and Colt, husband Steve, as well as her two dogs Banjo and Bella.