James Wagner
Chief of Performance Strategy and Innovation

Mr. Wagner leads the Mayor's Office for Performance Strategy and Innovation. His office is focused on using data to drive the organization toward strategic outcomes and remove barriers for the units of the city to create innovative solutions.

He previously worked with INCOG on programs to improve transit and bicycle/pedestrian transportation options.  Most recently, he led the effort to create a regional Bicycle/Pedestrian Master Plan, commonly known as the GO Plan. His prior work includes the development of the Tulsa’s first Regional Transit System Plan, commonly known as Fast Forward and the Peoria Bus Rapid Transit project, which was approved for construction by Tulsa voters in 2013. The efforts of the Fast Forward plan have been recognized by numerous national awards for public outreach and planning. 

In 2012 Mr. Wagner was recognized by Oklahoma Magazine as a Top 40 Under 40 and by the Tulsa Business Journal as a Tulsa 40 award recipient. He has also been recognized as one of the nation’s top 20 transportation graduate students as a Eno Transportation Fellow.  

In 2015, he was a participant in the Mine Fellowship, a 9-month intensive program focused on social innovation. The resulting project, Modus, focused on the issue of lack of transportation for Tulsa teens, and was awarded a United Way Social Innovation Grant in October 2016. 

He holds a B.S. in Finance from Oklahoma State University and a Masters of City & Regional Planning and Civil Engineering from Georgia Tech in Atlanta. He is a frequent bicycle commuter. He lives in Tulsa with his wife and three children.

Penny Macias
MAAP Project Manager

Penny Macias joins the MAAP team bringing experience in project management and a legal background. She holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Tulsa, College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Oklahoma State University.

Prior to joining the City of Tulsa, Penny served as an in-house landman for Chesapeake Energy Corporation for more than five years where she managed multiple projects to acquire and develop minerals. She served on the Education Committee for the American Association of Petroleum Landmen and contributed to creating and implementing new programs that increased the efficiency of field and in-house landmen. Penny also briefly practiced law privately, focusing on property and contracts-related matters.

In April 2014, Penny joined the City of Tulsa as the Chief Real Estate Agent for the Right-of-Way division of Engineering Services. Penny maintains active status with the Oklahoma Bar Association and volunteers with Legal Aid of Tulsa, as well as St. Baldrick's Foundation. She looks forward to implementing ideas that will continue allowing the City to provide Tulsans with efficient and quality services.