Team Profiles

Sean Mikula POWER 10 Capital Campaign
Sean Mikula

Chief Executive Officer

Attorney (UGA), West Point grad, U.S. Army Military Intelligence Officer with 14 years of coast-to-coast capital campaign experience; believes nonprofit campaigns should be run like a military operation complete with occasional use of camouflage face paint and frequent use of “Hooah!” (Per Wikipedia, “hooah” means “anything and everything EXCEPT ‘no'”).

Amity Farrar POWER 10
Amity Farrar

Executive Vice President

Labor / Employment Law Attorney (UGA) and University of Michigan graduate with 14 years in the practice of law; P10 veteran, multi-campaign winner and emerging industry leader; twin citizenship (US and U.K.), twin kids, one husband, one pup, and a whole lotta iron fist in a velvet glove!

Capital Campaigns - Laura Lilly
Laura Lilly

Vice President, Operations

All aboard the “L” Train! A highly experienced development professional (10 years in the business!) with multiple degrees, Laura runs the P10 command center with agility and alacrity; this former ballerina keeps POWER 10 staff and clients on their toes and on task – somehow managing to project urgency and calm simultaneously.

Capital Campaign Director - Demming Bass
Demming Bass, IOM


Communications pro and former senior executive at 4 (!) top southeast chambers; has creatively generated new high-impact economic development initiatives — as well as songs for the Nashville crowd; hobbies include being named to Top 40 lists (not yet Casey Kasem’s) and building shelves to hold his many awards; accomplished guitar player and artist, and proud papa to twin daughters.

Capital Campaign
Renee Byrd-Lewis

Senior Counsel

Master communications pro skilled at bringing clarity and harmony to client messaging (first learned “harmony” in high school placing first in Georgia’s All-State Women’s Trio acapella competition!); knows her way around nonprofit board rooms having served on approximately 178 boards – give or take 20-30; served as GC in building her house and has the tool belt to prove it; sometimes wears it to aforementioned board meetings; Emory undergrad, GA State Master’s, proud to be Tim’s wife and Will and Alex’s mom – all Scotch-Irish red-heads.

Chamber Executive Search - Tim Chason
Tim Chason

Executive Search Counsel

Executive search whiz placing top candidates left and right – satisfaction guaranteed! Former economic developer and chamber exec with over 30 years of experience running county and state chambers and a nonprofit resort. A devoted family man as husband to Lynne and proud Dad to Kelsey (a future MD!).

Capital Campaign Director - Michael Dimengo
Michael Dimengo

Senior Counsel

A Las Vegas resident who holds a Master of Divinity, Mike has professional counsel versatility in spades. He has served nonprofits coast-to-coast as a CEO, campaign director, executive search and communications counsel, and beyond. When not out beating the odds on behalf of nonprofit clients across the country, Mike is heavily engaged in civic life in the “City of Lights” where he resides with Douglas, his partner of 22 years.

Capital Campaign Director - Kevin Donovan
Kevin Donovan


Sports marketer of Olympic proportions (involved in THREE Olympic games!), and marketing / corporate sponsorship specialist for big name clients (Atlanta Braves / Falcons, X Games, FIFA World Cup); professional “roots” at Delta and he’s kept climbing since – to include penning two aviation-related novels; Bucknell grad; proud husband of Heidi.

Capital Campaign Director - Les Hough
Les Hough, Ph.D.

Of Counsel

UVA PhD; nonprofit executive of 30 years with significant workforce / community / economic development experience; multi-campaign winning fundraiser who delivers a one-two punch of “big G” Gravitas and plain spoken friendliness, making him POWER 10’s resident “campaign whisperer”; husband to one (Sharon); father to 3 (daughters), and “papa” to 6!

Capital Campaign Director - John Marshall
John Marshall


Purdue U., full “Sparky” (BSEE and MSEE); FL boy who traded beaches for peaches; John is a well diversified go-getter – company founder, entrepreneurial leader, multi-fundraising campaign winner, and world class knot tier (“Once an Eagle, always an Eagle”); happy husband to Lynn for 35 years and proud papa to two War Eagles(!).

Capital Campaigns - Steve Stevens
Steve Stevens

Of Counsel

Multi award winning Chamber CEO who’s been recognized for individual and organizational excellence at the state and national levels; 30 years of business and association leadership experience; proud husband, father and marathon runner who spends his days in a suit but is a drumming rocker by night and former member of “Suits that Rock” (yup!); keeps campaigns running in smooth rhythm with a simple 1,2,3 of his rock star drum sticks.

Capital Campaign Counsel - Kathy Young
Kathy Young


Highly experienced strategic planner at the city, county, regional, state, national, global and galactic levels; simultaneously fell in love with economic development and her future husband, Chuck, while they were grad students at Georgia Tech; Peachtree Road Race runner for the past 20 years; also runs after tween and teen daughters, Audrey and Molly; reps the SEC with her Vandy undergrad, in lieu of joining the ranks of the Bulldogs… Kathy – there’s still time!