The Government Relations Team at Professional Oklahoma Educators is passionate about improving education in Oklahoma. We each seek to use our own unique backgrounds and expertise to effectively represent our membership at the Capitol and positively impact education in our great state. If you have any questions, concerns, or thoughts you would like to share with us, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Daniel Tinney

Director of Government Relations


Daniel received his B.A. from the University of Oklahoma (OU) in 2015. Following graduation, Tinney worked for Cru (formerly known as Campus Crusade for Christ).  In 2017, Tinney began medical school but transferred to OU to pursue an advanced degree in philosophy instead. During graduate school, he served as a teaching assistant in both the Philosophy and Biology departments and conducted research in a genetics lab. Tinney has coauthored several research papers including a peer-reviewed article in The Journal of Ethics and a number of genetics reports. In his current role, Tinney primarily focuses on researching educational legislation and policy, writing articles, and working with lawmakers at the Capitol on educational issues.

Eli Plant

Associate General Counsel

Eli Plant is an Associate General Counsel for POE, providing legal advice and representation to members in the areas of employment and education law and an array of other personal legal matters. Eli has been with POE since 2013. He graduated from the University Of Oklahoma College of Law and during law school he worked under one of the most accomplished and respected criminal attorneys in Oklahoma. Before graduating from law school, Eli completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Oklahoma, receiving a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

Hal Clary



Hal joined the POE Government Relations team after spending 40 years as a middle school science teacher and coach. After graduating with a BS in Education from the University of Oklahoma he returned to Noble where he taught his whole career. He has presented at workshops and conventions at the local, state and national levels. He served as POE President and as a Board member before joining the government relations team. Hal has been married to his high school sweetheart for 41 years and he and Debbie have 3 children and 7 grandkids. He enjoys the outdoors and is an award-winning taxidermist.

Amy Price

Lobbyist & Associate General Counsel

Amy Price earned her Juris Doctorate at the University of Oklahoma College of Law and her Bachelor of Business Administration at Texas Tech University. While in law school she worked for a private criminal defense firm, a real estate title company, a District Attorney’s office, and an education nonprofit. Additionally, Amy was a representative for the Organization for the Advancement of Women in Law, volunteered for the Victim Advocacy Program, and was selected for OU’s International Human Rights Clinic where she researched international education rights and submitted a paper to the United Nations discussing Brazil’s education system. Currently, Amy provides POE members with legal advice and representation on education and employment law matters and helps ensure their voices are heard at the Capitol.  

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