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Larry Parman

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Larry Parman
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Oklahoma Director and Secretary of Commerce
In office
November 2013-present
Years in position 2
Elections and appointments
AppointedOctober 10, 2013
Appointed byGov. Mary Fallin (R)
Term limitsNone
Prior offices
Oklahoma Secretary of State
March 1, 2013-November 2013
Bachelor'sUniversity of Missouri (1969)
J.D.University of Missouri-Kansas City (1974)
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Army
Office website
Personal website
Larry Parman is the Oklahoma Director of Commerce and Gov. Mary Fallin's Secretary of Commerce. He was named to these roles by Fallin on October 10, 2013, and assumed the positions in November.[1]

Parman served as Republican Oklahoma Secretary of State from March 1, 2013 to November 2013. Parman was appointed to the statewide office by Governor Mary Fallin (R) on February 14, 2013 to replace resigned former officeholder Glenn Coffee. Michelle Day served during the interim.[2]

In his role as secretary, Parman served as senior advisor to the Governor on policy, economic and legislative issues.[3] The office also helps to establish businesses, among other functions.[4]

Parman is an attorney and businessman. New to politics, Parman said it took him several days to decide if he would accept the position as Secretary of State. He wrote, "I’ve always had public service on my list and then this falls in my lap."[5]


Parman, an attorney, has been chief executive officer of Parman & Easterday since 1985. He has been a partner with Notch It Up Strategies, LLC since January 2008, and a partner with CEO Maestro since January 2006. He previously served as President of The Hawthorne Group from June 2001 to December 2003.[6]


  • Bachelor's degree, University of Missouri, 1969
  • J.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1974

Political career

Oklahoma Director of Commerce (November 2013-present)

Parman has served as director of the state Department of Commerce as well as Secretary of Commerce to Governor Mary Fallin (R) since November 2013.

Oklahoma Secretary of State (2013)

Parman served as Oklahoma Secretary of State from March 1, 2013 to November 2013.


October 2013

On October 10, 2013, Fallin named Parman as both the new director of the state Department of Commerce and as her secretary of commerce.[7]

February 2013

Parman was appointed as Oklahoma Secretary of State by Gov. Mary Fallin (R) on February 14, 2013 to replace Glenn Coffee who resigned. Michelle Day served in the position during the interim.[8]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Michelle Day
Oklahoma Secretary of State
March 2013-November 2013
Succeeded by
Chris Benge (R)