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 business development and government relations consultant, having worked extensively in both the public and private sector.

Prior to founding The Credo Company with Don Thibaut, Kovey worked within various offices of government. He began his career in government as a page in the Ohio Senate. Later, he 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 before being hired by a government consulting firm in Columbus.

In 2010, Kovey helped found The Credo Company - a boutique business consulting and government relations firm, based in Columbus, Ohio. The Credo Company successfully assists clients with development, procurement and legislative services.

As managing partner of The Credo Company, Kovey oversees the firm's business development as well as client services.

Since becoming partner, The Credo Company has become one of the top government relations consulting firms to organizations ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to non-profit associations.

Kovey also lead the firm's development of multiple lines of business, including commercial real-estate, angel investments and private equity.

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 is a long-time mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio, with which he has had two little brothers. A fan of college basketball and football, Kovey passionately follows The Ohio State Buckeyes.

Bobby and his wife, Haley, reside in the historic neighborhood of Clintonville, where they are members of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

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.