Agency Leadership Team

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State Archivist

Stephanie Clark

Stephanie Clark is the State Archivist and Director of the Oregon State Archives, and has been part of the State Archives since 2012. A native Oregonian, Stephanie has always loved the Archives, interning there in 2004 as an undergraduate. Stephanie has a passion for increasing public access to government records. Instead of waiting for citizens to come to the Archives, it is her mission to take the records to the citizens of Oregon, engaging with them in ways that are the most meaningful to them. She is a frequent presenter of records management best practices to public officials in cities, counties, state agencies, and special districts across Oregon. Stephanie is a Certified Records Manager and received her Master’s in Library and Information Science from Simmons College in 2008. When not at work, Stephanie enjoys listening to podcasts, reading, and spending time in the outdoors with her son.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Kip Memmott​

Audits Director

Kip Memmott
​​Kip is responsible for all state audits and auditors. He began his professional career in 1993. Kip’s professional positions include Chief Audit Executive for the Oregon State Treasury, Director of Audit Services for the City and County of Denver, Colorado, Audit Manager for the County of San Diego, California, Performance Audit Supervisor for the State of Arizona’s Office of the Auditor General, and Senior Consultant for KPMG. He holds a BA from the University of Utah and a MA from Arizona State University. Kip is a graduate from the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government’s Executives in State and Local Government executive education program and has earned a Certificate in Public Leadership from the Brookings Institute. Kip has attained the Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP) and Certified Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) credentials. Kip serves on the Institute of Internal Auditors’ (IIA) American Center for Government Auditing Advisory Board and previously served as an officer on the Association of Local Government Auditors’ (ALGA) Governing Board. In 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 performance audits he directed received Knighton Awards for excellence and impact from ALGA. Additionally, in 2014, the IIA identified the City and County of Denver, Colorado’s Auditor’s Office as one of eleven best practice audit functions for major cities in the United States and Canada. Kip and his wife Lisa have two children, Abby and Ben. He is an avid skier and U.S. history buff and is a proud husband and father of accomplished bagpipers and a tenor drummer.

Jeff Morgan

Director, Business Services Division

Jeff Morgan, Business Services Division Director
​​Jeff manages the business and administrative support center for the agency. This includes budgeting, purchasing, safety and risk management, and sales of Secretary of State publications. With over 33 years in public service, most with the State of Oregon, Jeff has filled roles in five state agencies. In addition to a Certificate in Public Management from Willamette University, Jeff is a Certified Public Purchasing Officer and Certified Professional Public Buyer. He's a guitarist and rocks a mean Les Paul. ​


Brenda Bayes​

Interim Director, Elections Division

Brenda Bayes

Brenda is responsible for overseeing the conduct of elections throughout the 36 counties in Oregon. She is in charge of voter registration, state initiative and referendum and candidate processes, campaign finance reporting and the production and distribution of the state voters' pamphlet.


​​​​​​​​​​​Tasha Petersen​

Human Resources Director

Tasha Petersen

As the Human Resources Director, Tasha is responsible for the Human Resources Division which supports the Agency in hiring and retaining a top notch work force. Areas of focus include recruiting, affirmative action, leaves management, classification and compensation, payroll, operations, employee training and development, employee relations and organizational development. Tasha has more than 19 years of state service with more than 15 of those years spent in the Human Resources profession. This is not an unfamiliar role for her as she has served as the HR Director for Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, Oregon Department of Forestry and the Employment Department. Before coming to this role, she served as the Employee Relations, Labor Relations and Litigation Manager for Oregon Department of Transportation. Tasha has a love for the culinary arts and enjoys spending time cooking and baking for her family and friends.​

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Chris Molin​​​

Director, Information Services Division

Chris Molin

The agency's Chief Information Officer, Chris manages all information technology resources by providing leadership and support to Secretary of State divisions in the planning, development, functionality, and maintenance of networks, computing resources, and Web applications. He draws on over 25 years of experience implementing and managing enterprise and integrated solutions in both the public sector (SoS, U.S. Air Force) and private sector (SAIC). The employees under Chris's direction provide an array of technical services, including project management, software development, and network, database and computer systems administration and support. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Management and an Associate of Arts in Computer Science from the University of Maryland. Chris enjoys his downtime listening to his vinyl record collection, writing and playing music, and spending time with his wife and kids exploring Oregon'​s majestic beauty.

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