Our Team

Our desire is to put individuals and groups in positions of influence within their communities and throughout Oklahoma. Each has a unique contribution to make to our continued prosperity. Our team brings diverse experiences at the state and federal levels and is focused on meeting the needs of our clients.

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Tyler Powell


Tyler is a trusted political advisor and is well-versed on state government and policy development and implementation. Prior to founding CSS Partners with Josh Grogis, Tyler served as Oklahoma’s Deputy Secretary of Environment. He was the Secretary of Energy and Environment’s principal advisor and worked on every major energy and environmental policy between 2011 and 2017.

As the Deputy Secretary, Tyler oversaw implementation of the Oklahoma Comprehensive Water Plan, the Water for 2060 Act, and the Lesser Prairie Chicken Range Wide Conservation Plan. Tyler represented the state before Congress, the White House, and numerous federal agencies. Prior to becoming the Deputy Secretary, Tyler served on the staff of U.S. Congressman Tom Cole.

Committed to working with stakeholders and building coalitions, Tyler is focused on providing sound counsel and strategy to solve complex challenges.

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