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Jonathan Wales

Jonathan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from Kansas State University. He has an extensive background in communications, political media and legislative tracking. Jonathan has worked on Capitol Hill and around several state legislatures.

From 2006-10, Jonathan managed the IndianaNet legislative tracking software for the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. In 2011, Jonathan founded his own legislative tracking company – KLS Reports – in Kentucky.

In 2013, Jonathan became the co-owner of Hannah News Service-Midwest. He currently serves as managing partner for the company’s Indiana and Kentucky operations.

Jonathan is active in youth mentoring in central Indiana. He resides in Indianapolis with his wife Melanie. The couple is in the process of adopting their first child from South Korea.

Steven Marks, President, Hannah News Service Inc.

Steven Marks

A graduate of The Ohio State University in Columbus Ohio, Steve holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature. Since 1985, he has held many posts in and around state legislatures. Since 2002, he has served as President of Hannah News Service, Inc., the premier legislative news, information and research service in Ohio and Illinois. He is managing member and co-founder of Silent Partner Software, Ltd., a legislative management software development firm. He is also the founder and co-owner of Hannah News Service-Midwest, LLC, a sister company with operations in Indiana & Kentucky.

Active in both the Delaware and Columbus communities, Steve is a member of the Columbus Metropolitan Club, where he currently serves on the Program Committee. He has also served as Chair of the Board and Finance Committee of the Delaware Morrow County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board. In 2010, he was elected National Treasurer and to the Board of Trustees of NOLA, the national organization for legislative tracking companies. He also is a member of and frequent contributor to the Ohio Society of Association Executives.

He has been happily married to Vanessa since 1990. They have four successful children: Megan, Preston, Haley & Jack and three not so successful dogs. He resides in Central Ohio.

Ed Feigenbaum

An attorney and M.B.A., the triple-Indiana University graduate served as Director of Legal Affairs for the Council of State Governments, and as Director of Marketing and in-house counsel for the Hudson Institute before founding INGroup in 1989, a firm providing key information resources related to Indiana state politics and government.

Ed has directed numerous projects for the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of Labor, the Federal Election Commission, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and is a nationally recognized authority on state election, ethics, lobbying, and campaign finance law. His research was approvingly cited by the U.S. Supreme Court in a landmark 2000 decision.

The newsletters he now publishes for Hannah News have each won first-place awards from the Society of Professional Journalists – Indiana. In 1995, the Indianapolis Business Journal recognized him as a member of its “40 Under 40” class. In 2009, he was recognized by the Ball State University Department of Journalism with a Special Citation.

Adam VanOsdol

Adam VanOsdol was born in Indianapolis and raised in Geist. Adam graduated from Indiana University Bloomington with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. He was elected editor in chief of the Indiana Daily Student, and under his leadership, the IDS was recognized as one of the seven best collegiate newspapers in the country by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association. A few months after graduation, he began working at INGroup – now part of Hannah News. This work has afforded him the opportunity to write about the greatest state in America. Outside of work, Adam enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife and lovely daughters, reading, and watching Chuck Norris movies.