Dan McCarthy, President
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 has earned a reputation during his more than 40 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.
Known for keen attention to detail and a grasp of such varied fields as criminal justice, health care and organizational budgeting processes, Mike has been with The Success Group since 2000. Prior to joining Success, Mike spent five years as a senior policy analyst with the County Commissioners Association of Ohio, worked for 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 President's Advisory Board and John Glenn College of Public Affair’s Alumni Advisory Board/Committee.
McKenzie K. Davis
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. McKenzie served the Board of Professional Conduct for the Ohio Supreme Court for nine years. He currently serves on the Board of Commissioners on Character and Fitness for the Ohio Supreme Court.
Jennifer serves as Chief Executive Officer for Impact Ohio and has more than a decade of experience in government affairs. While earning her bachelor’s degree at Capital University, she interned with The Success Group. Prior to re-joining the firm, she managed legislative affairs for the Ohio Department of Commerce, where she served as lead staff on Ohio’s Foreclosure Prevention Task Force and focused on housing, real estate, financial institution, and federal policy issues. 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 President of Ohio Women in Government.