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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 Board of Trustees, the Program Committee and the Resource Development Committee. He was a member of the Leadership Columbus Signature Program Class of 2016 and 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 and Steve is also 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.

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, Kentucky and South Carolina operations.

Jonathan is active in youth mentoring in central Indiana. He resides in Indianapolis with his wife Melanie. The couple has adopted two boys from South Korea.