Our Team

Bill Byers

Principal of Byers, Minton, and Associates

Bill has gained more than 16 years of experience in government relations. Starting his career in the Ohio Senate, he has served positions with the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Governor’s Office of Science & Technology, and Personal Staff Assistant to Ohio Governor George Voinovich. He has represented the Ohio State Medical Association as the Director of Government Affairs, Vice President of External Relations for Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and President of the Ohio Lobbying Association. Bill holds a Political Science degree from The Ohio State University and earned his Juris Doctorate from Capital University Law School.

Andrew Minton

Principal of Byers, Minton, and Associates

Andrew Minton has represented clients before the Ohio General Assembly and administrative agencies since 2000. Previously, Andrew was an owner of Minton Public Policy, where he was responsible for generating new business, representing clients within Ohio government, and achieving client success through advocacy. He gained legislative experience serving as the chief aide to the House Republican Health Committee chairman and by working within the Ohio Department of Human Services and the Ohio Department of Transportation. Andrew is a graduate of Ohio University with a degree in Political Science.

Stephen Nielson

Partner

Stephen comes to Byers, Minton & Associates with a diverse range of experiences. From being selected as a Legislative Service Commission fellow, to Senator Gardner’s administrative aide, and then landing the position of Senator Seitz’s legislative aide, Stephen gained a keen understanding of the legislative process. Prior to his time in the General Assembly, Stephen worked for Congressman Geoff Davis and worked on several campaigns in Kentucky. He is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University with a Political Science degree and a minor in Pre-law.

Greg Bennett

Partner

Greg has experience in both the state legislature and non-profit sector. A graduate of the University of Akron’s Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics, Greg began his career in state policy at a non-profit organization educating General Assembly candidates on energy and public utility issues. Greg was then selected as a member of the esteemed Legislative Service Commission Fellowship and quickly became Senator Troy Balderson’s legislative aide. Having worked on an array of issues dealing with Energy, Public Utilities, Transportation, and Workforce Development, Greg brings valuable knowledge of the legislative and regulatory processes to BMA’s clientele.

Megan Richwine

Director of Client Relations

Megan joins the Byers, Minton, & Associates team after four years working in the Ohio legislature. She began her work as an Administrative Assistant in the Ohio House of Representatives where her ability to adapt quickly and thrive in the midst of deadlines led her to House Finance Chairman Scott Oelslager’s office during the 2019 Ohio Main Operating Budget process.

Most recently, she served as the Senior Legislative Aide for Speaker Pro-Tempore Tim Ginter. In this leadership staff role, she managed, led, and helped organize various meetings, legislation, and events for both Representative Ginter and the broader Ohio House Majority Caucus. Megan is a graduate of the Ashbrook Scholar Program at Ashland University with a degree in Political Science and English.

Mara White

Director of Client Relations

Mara brings five years of political and legislative experience to Byers, Minton, & Associates. Mara began her career as a member of the campaign finance team to former Congressman Pat Tiberi. She then joined the campaign Pat’s successor and current Congressman, Troy Balderson during the 2018 special election in Ohio’s Twelfth District. She has campaign experience and relationships with elected officials that spans from the local through the federal level. Most recently, Mara served as Legislative Aide to State Representative Brian Baldridge where she worked on legislation in the transportation, public safety, and energy sectors as well as garnered valuable experience working on Ohio’s most recent Main Operating Budget.   

Mara completed her degree in Political Science and Philosophy at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. In addition to politics and policy, Mara is passionate about mental health and is currently working on her Master’s in Clinical Counseling at Capital University in Columbus. She enjoys staying involved in her community and serves as an Assistant Track and Cross-Country Coach at Dublin Scioto High School in Central Ohio.

Jen McGinnis

Director of Logistics

Jen has over 20 years of experience with administrative service both in the public and private sectors. Most recently, she was employed with Ohio’s House of Representatives as a Floor Coordinator working with the majority party and current members of House leadership. She processed and maintained retirement accounts for almost 13 years at OPERS. She was responsible for all account calculations, reporting, and enforcement from outside agencies as it pertained to retirant’s accounts. Jen is dependable, friendly, and is excited to be a part of our team.

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Columbus OH 43215

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