Who We Are

Don Thibaut - Founding Partner

Don Thibaut has worked in the government and public affairs arena for more than three decades. A veteran of Ohio political and governing strategy, Thibaut has a range of experience at the state and federal level, before founding The Credo Company.

Thibaut was instrumental in John Kasich's early political career, aiding Kasich's election to the Ohio Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives. He went with Kasich to Washington, serving as his Chief of Staff for nearly 20 years.

Born just outside of Grove City and raised in Columbus, Thibaut is a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in German Village. He is a history buff and an avid fan of the Texas Longhorns.

Robert J. Kovey - Managing Partner

Bobby Kovey is an experienced government relations professional, having worked extensively in both the public and private sector. Prior to becoming a partner at The Credo Company with Don Thibaut, Kovey worked with some of his first mentors at Preisse Consulting and Van Meter Ashbrook & Associates.

Kovey began his career in government as a page in the Ohio Senate. He then served as a legislative aide in the Ohio House of Representatives. After his time in the legislature, Kovey managed and worked on several local and statewide political campaigns.

Born in Binghamton, N.Y. and raised in Pennsylvania and Northeast Ohio, Kovey is a graduate of The Ohio State University's Max M. Fisher College of Business. There he earned a B.S.B.A. degree in Finance. Kovey resides in Columbus, where he is a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and a volunteer mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio. A fan of college basketball and football, Kovey passionately follows The Ohio State Buckeyes.

Amanda Wilson - Business Manager

Amanda Wilson is the newest member of The Credo team. She brings with her a unique perspective and skill set she acquired as a business manager for a high-end automotive company and as an account manager of a logistics company.

Amanda loves the small business environment and has an enthusiasm for working with people, building relationships and solving their problems. She has a genuine, engaging personality that is complimented by her drive to succeed and a desire for new challenges. All of these attributes make Amanda a great fit as the organization component to Credo's already fantastic team.

Though born on the west coast, Amanda now considers herself an Ohio native, having lived in Cincinnati for 12 years and Columbus for 10. She currently lives in Grandview with her active nine-year-old daughter Emily. She volunteers with her church and fosters pets at the Capital Area Humane Society. She practices Bikram yoga and continues to enjoy the collector car industry by judging and attending Concours d'Elegances in the Midwest.