OKLAHOMA CITY – Attorney General Mike Hunter on Wednesday announced changes to his executive staff including the appointment of Commissioner Dawn Cash as First Assistant Attorney General.
Cash will be replacing outgoing First Assistant Cara Rodriguez, who will be transitioning to private practice with Coffee & Associates. Cash assumes the new role after serving as Vice Chairman of the Oklahoma Tax Commission. Prior to serving as Vice Chairman, Dawn served as the director of the Tax Policy division and senior deputy general counsel at the Tax Commission. Cash received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma and a juris doctor from the University of Tulsa.
“Dawn will be a vital member of our team and will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience,” Attorney General Hunter said. “Dawn’s demonstrated leadership and commitment to serve the interests of the people of Oklahoma give me complete confidence in her ability to lead our team.”
Attorney General Hunter also praised Rodriguez for her service to the state of Oklahoma, “Cara’s distinguished service to the law and the people of Oklahoma has been unmatched in her time here.”
Other staff announcements include the appointment of Terri Watkins as Director of Communications. Watkins has served as Director of Communications for the Oklahoma Department of Corrections for the past three years. She is a member of the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame.