After eight successful years leading the state of Ohio, Governor John Kasich and former Chief of Staff and Campaign Manager Beth Hansen sought to continue the positive impact of their public service by partnering with forward-looking companies to address their challenges and opportunities.

The Kasich Company draws on high profile and high-pressure decision-making experiences in government, private sector, media and politics to provide direct, timely advice and strategy that is specifically designed with your success in mind.


The Kasich Company has designed a staircase method to success. We strategically tackle each step – embracing any challenges along the way – while also celebrating successes as we progress.

We will open new doors and establish critical connection to customers, capital and thought-leaders that can create new opportunities for success.

Obtaining clear and common understanding of the opportunity or problem is essential to identifying and operationalizing the best way forward. We leverage decades of high pressure and high profile problem solving and decision making experience to assess interdependent variables in complex systems and help you arrive at your best answer quickly.

Identifying similar situations or experiences and importantly assessing the degree of comparability is a key accelerator to coming up with robust solutions. We’re comfortable with swift and precise situation analysis. When reviewing a situation or competitor, we’ll ask: Were they successful, and if so, why? Is this avenue available in this situation, and if not, why? How do we avoid their mistakes, or improve upon their solutions?

In this phase, we determine the path(s) available to move from problems to solutions, with an eye on surpassing expectations. Is it media or internal communications?  Is it a technical or regulatory opportunity?  Is it stakeholder engagement? A public affairs solution?  Our broad and deep experience in public policy, media, grassroots engagement, government affairs and management of large, multi-faceted organizations allows us to quickly identify the tools and connections needed to succeed.

Gathering, analyzing and critiquing the information from the previous inputs and put the best plan of attack in writing describes the strategic and tactical planning phase. Having successfully led the state of Ohio, the federal Budget Committee and many political campaigns, we know how to work with your organization’s budget, timeline, strengths and weaknesses to customize the plan for YOUR organization.

In the implementation stage we are putting plans into practice – as well as identifying additional opportunities along the way. We take a hands-on approach and work with you through each step to ease the way and celebrate your successes.  We specialize in creatively removing barriers and supporting implementation efforts with frank, confidential and direct advice.

Finally, the evolution phase features reviewing lessons learned, identifying measurement plans and looking to the future: what’s next? We know there is no single roadmap for solving client challenges, and often the job is never truly done. We leverage the evolution stage to review what worked, document successes and identify any opportunities that lay ahead.




Governor Kasich began his career as State Senator at 26 years old where he served as Chairman of the Health Committee. As a member of the U.S. Congress for 18 years, he served as Chairman of the U.S. House Budget Committee, was the Chief Architect of the Balanced Budget Committee, and served 18 years on the House Armed Services Committee. After his time in Congress, he was elected and served as a two-term Governor of Ohio from 2011-2019. Governor Kasich was also a Presidential Fellow at The Ohio State University, a Four-Time New York Times Best Selling Author, served as Managing Director of Lehman Brothers and was a Fox New Host from 2001-2007.



Hansen is an accomplished leader and trusted advisor, recognized for delivering innovative and sustainable solutions in high-pressured environments. She is the first woman named Chief of Staff to an incoming Ohio Governor. Hansen’s background includes providing leadership and focus to an executive staff and workforce of 41,000 state employees with an annual budget of $62 billion. She has successfully managed campaigns at the local, state and national level. Hansen’s experience and passion for her work marks her as an individual who understands, appreciates and meets the needs and desires of her clients.



Having served in both the Governor’s official state office and on the 2016 presidential campaign, Johnson brings a background of state government and campaign experience. Johnson goes above and beyond to implement solutions to client needs. Johnson is a 2015 graduate of Miami University.



Chevy is a communications student at The Ohio State University and brings experience in management and sales. With Chevy’s background and dedication, he is able to help clients find solutions and accommodate needs.



Barney Skladany has over 35 years of experience in government relations. He previously served as Senior Partner with top lobbying firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. Barney was named by First Street Research Group as one of the 30 most powerful lobbyists in Washington, D.C. in 2011. Barney has a J.D. from George Washington University Law and a B.A. from Rutgers.



Wayne is a well-respected public policy leader with decades of experience in developing policy on major national issues.  After earning his MBA from the University of Missouri at St. Louis, he served for more than 20 years on Capitol Hill, where he worked for congressional leaders.  During that time, he served as the staff director for the U.S. House Budget Committee, where he worked to help balance the federal budget for the first time in decades.

Wayne also served as director of policy for the State of Ohio for more than 7 years under Ohio Governor John R. Kasich, where he helped transform the state by tackling major reforms in economic development, transportation, health care, education and the environment.

Wayne also spent more than 13 years as an engineer for McDonnell Douglas, where he worked on several major aircraft programs.



Stephen Rossetti is an established government affairs professional specializing in navigating the complex government and political processes to assist companies and organizations in achieving their  goals. He is a former senior staff member of the House Armed Services Committee  and White House appointee where his portfolio included oversight of the Department of Defense infrastructure and combat readiness, directing a subcommittee with nearly $100 billion in annual spending.

In 2001, Mr. Rossetti left Government to serve as President of Markquest, a Washington-based consulting, government relations and lobbying firm representing and participating in companies in sectors including defense and national security, finance, technology, and human resources.   Mr. Rossetti also serves as President of the American Logistics Association.

He has received several honors for his service from the Congress, the President, and the Secretary of Defense.  Mr. Rossetti also serves on several private and public boards in the technology, health care and national security sectors.


“Kasich Company helped us look at our challenge from a new perspective – and brought bold and creative thinking to our thought process.”