OKLAHOMA CITY– OGE Energy Corp. announced today that Danny P. Harris, senior vice president, has been named chief operating officer. He will retain his title and responsibilities as president of Enogex Inc., OGE Energy’s natural gas pipeline business.
“Dan has demonstrated excellent leadership skills and considerable operations expertise during his tenure as Enogex’s president and chief operating officer,” said Pete Delaney, OGE Energy chairman, president and CEO. “We look forward to his expanded leadership role in the operations of the utility while he continues to provide oversight to midstream natural gas operations.”
The appointment of Harris to the COO role continues the succession plan implemented following the death on Sept. 22 of OGE Chairman and CEO Steven Moore. Delaney, who has held the president’s title since January, was named chairman and CEO on Sept. 23.
Harris, 52, joined the company in 1996 and served in various managerial positions before joining the executive team in 2000. Harris holds bachelor’s degrees from New Mexico State University in agriculture and civil engineering. He also holds an MBA in finance from Oklahoma City University.
OGE Energy is the parent company of Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company (OG&E), which serves more than 758,000 customers in a service territory spanning 30,000 square miles in Oklahoma and western Arkansas, and of Enogex Inc., a natural gas pipeline business with principal operations in Oklahoma.