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


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.

Mara White

Director of Government Affairs and 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.

Levi Gross

Director of Government Affairs

Levi grew up in Spring Grove, Pennsylvania, but moved to Ohio in 2015 to attend Cedarville University. There, he earned his degree in Political Science.

Prior to joining Byers, Minton & Associates, Levi worked for the Ohio House Majority Floor Leader, Rep. Bill Seitz, where he served as the Senior Legislative Aide.  In Rep. Seitz’s office Levi was engaged in all aspects of policy development for the House Republican Majority, including the operating and capital budgets, healthcare, and education.

Levi first developed his skills as an LSC Fellow and as a Legislative Aide in Rep. Richardson’s Office. His experience in this program and with Rep. Richardson gave him exposure to a wide range of government processes at the legislative and executive levels. 

Over his nearly four years of service at the Ohio House, Levi gained extensive policy experience and formed relationships with both staff and elected officials.


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