At TSG, we have invested in the resources to provide clients with all the tools they need to achieve their objectives. But our primary investment is in our people, assuring clients they are being served by the most experienced, knowledgeable and talented team in the industry.

Dan McCarthy, PresidentEmailFollow

Within The Success Group, Dan McCarthy is responsible for the firm’s day-to-day business operations. While he has an extensive background in health care issues, Dan serves a broad array of clients in transportation, telecommunications and other fields. He began developing his well-tested political instincts and deep understanding of Ohio’s legislative bodies as a legislative aide specializing in budget issues in the Ohio House. He also managed a number of successful political campaigns for Congress and the Ohio General Assembly before joining The Success Group.

Rick AyishEmail

Rick has earned a reputation during his more than 30 years of government experience as a knowledgeable governmental affairs and political strategist with extensive experience in health care, insurance and environmental regulation in Ohio. He founded Ohio Capitol Policy Consultants in 1989 and previously served in governmental affairs positions with four Ohio Blue Cross and Blue Shield corporations and the Ohio State Medical Association. In addition, he worked as a Legislative Service Commission intern in the Ohio General Assembly and as an intern in the Office of the City Manager in Toledo.

Mike TomanEmailFollow

Known for keen attention to detail and a grasp of such varied fields as criminal justice, human services and organizational budgeting processes, Mike spent five years as a senior policy analyst with the County Commissioners Association of Ohio. Prior to that, he served with the Ohio Legislative Budget Office and the Ohio Supreme Court. Mike served as President of the Ohio Lobbying Association (OLA) and was a member of the OLA Board of Trustees for seven years. Currently, Mike serves on the Board of Trustees for The Advocacy Group (TAG), a select international network of lobbying firms, and on The Ohio State University’s John Glenn School of Public Affairs Alumni/Advisory Board. Mike also teaches a course on Lobbying and Government Relations at the Glenn School.

McKenzie K. DavisEmailFollow

McKenzie’s early interest in politics and government were fueled by his work in the White House Communications Office and from staffing numerous campaigns. He returned to Columbus to earn his juris doctorate at Capital University Law School. While attending law school, McKenzie interned at The Success Group and two prominent Columbus law firms. He also served as an Ohio Supreme Court Extern for Justice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton during law school. Prior to re-joining The Success Group, McKenzie served as the Director of Government Affairs for the Ohio Academy of Nursing Homes. Currently, McKenzie serves on the Board of Commissioners on Grievances & Discipline for the Supreme Court of Ohio.

Jennifer FlatterEmailFollow

While earning her bachelor’s degree at Capital University, Jennifer interned with The Success Group. Prior to re-joining the firm, she served as a legislative liaison and managed legislative affairs for the Ohio Department of Commerce. During her time at the department, she served as lead staff on Ohio’s Foreclosure Prevention Task Force and focused on housing, real estate, financial institution, and federal policy issues. Jennifer was instrumental in the development and implementation of Save the Dream Ohio, the state’s foreclosure prevention initiative. Previously, she served as a legislative aide in the Ohio Senate and on the Ohio Council on Women and Girls. Jennifer holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Ohio University and currently is an officer for Ohio Women in Government.