Monday, April 29, 2019

Senate Pro Tem appoints Daryl Woodard to DOC board


Senate Pro Tem appoints Daryl Woodard to DOC board

OKLAHOMA CITY – Senate President Pro Tempore Greg Treat announced Monday his appointment of Daryl Woodard of Tulsa to the board of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections.

Woodard is the chief executive officer of SageNet, a Tulsa-based technology firm. He is Treat’s first appointment to the Department of Corrections (DOC) board.

“Across the board, state agencies have not kept up with the pace of technology and digital advancement. As we sort through important issues like criminal justice reform, it’s critically important that we have real, measurable data and analytics. The issue is not simply a matter of money, it’s a matter of strategic, innovative thinking. Daryl Woodard is a successful leader in the world of technology and Internet infrastructure, a background that will suit him to work with agency leaders and other board members to assist DOC in a digital transformation. I very much appreciate his willingness to serve our state, and know that Daryl Woodard will do a great job on the DOC board,” said Treat, R-Oklahoma City.

Woodard founded SageNet in 1998, focusing on designing, installing, managing, and servicing networks for multisite retail customers. He previously owned and operated other tech firms including Stonebridge Technologies, Inc., a custom application development company.

Woodard earned a business administration degree from the University of Illinois. He is involved in many local charitable and civic organizations.

“State government agencies can learn and leverage a lot through data and analytics, just like private businesses. As our state navigates through criminal justice reform, it’s important that lawmakers have access to data to understand as much as possible the impact of their policy decisions. I am honored that Pro Tem Treat selected me to serve, and I am very excited to get started. I look forward to working with DOC leadership and other board members,” said Woodard.

Government accountability measures signed into law earlier this year give the Senate pro tempore two appointments to the nine-member board of the Department of Corrections (DOC). The governor has five appointments to the DOC board while the House speaker has two appointments. The same bills give the governor the authority to hire, fire, and set the salary of the DOC director.

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