Team Profiles

Sean Mikula

Chief Executive Officer

Attorney (UGA), West Point grad, U.S. Army Military Intelligence Officer with 20 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

Executive Vice President

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

Demming Bass, POWER 10 Capital Campaigns
Demming Bass, IOM

SENIOR COUNSEL

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.

Genevieve Coady

Director of Campaign Operations

P10’s resident whiz kid with a PhD in Regional Planning, Master of Urban Planning, Bachelor of Community Planning, and (unofficial) Certificate of Camping aaaaand Glamping! Has put her big brain to use leading economic development initiatives in the frozen north and in Chi-Town.  When not on assignment with POWER 10, brings a special Point of View to running a lakefront resort in the Badger State alongside her husband, Darren – a nonprofit professional himself – and their son, Oliver.

Caroline Holmes

Director of Campaign Operations

 Auburn U. grad (War Eagle!) and Family Law Attorney (SMU JD) turned Capital Campaign Director; Alabama born and raised but felt a calling to the West – like many before her – and is now Rocky Mountain high; frequently nourished by nature (hiking, biking, skiing); pursues campaign goals like she pursues mountain crests – one step at a time and “no quit ‘til summit!”

Brian Desarro

DIRECTOR OF CAMPAIGN OPERATIONS

Broadly successful communications pro – from the digital (Emmy award winner – Game of Thrones website (yup – that Emmy!)) to the interpersonal (lead negotiator for ATL Federation of Musicians) – all of which started with Journalism and English degrees from War Eagle-land; highly engaged on high impact boards – such as the Atlanta Pride Committee (oldest nonprofit in GA serving the LGBTQ+ community); subscribes to – you “catch more flies with honey than vinegar” – but firmly stands his ground on behalf of P10 clients and in support of the Oxford comma; when not negotiating next-level campaign pledges, you can find Brian making stained glass in his studio or Brian and his husband, Don, enjoying the many neighborhood festivals of Atlanta.

Chris O’Donnell

DIRECTOR OF CAMPAIGN OPERATIONS

Gregarious gold medalist in cookie-on-pillow placement (30+ years as a hospitality industry biz dev pro – from on-property operations through global accounts); Michigan State grad (GO GREEN! GO WHITE!); ice hockey player (still!); enjoys long walks down green fairways and rugged hikes up mountain trails.

Highly accomplished, Kim Scheeler
Kim Scheeler

Director of Campaign Operations

Highly accomplished, 25-year nonprofit pro and thrice CEO (United Way Suncoast, Tampa Bay Chamber and ChamberRVA); change-agent who turned around program, impact and the bottom line at every stop; USF MBA (Go Bulls!) and Hoosier undergrad where he learned to throw chairs with loft and distance; when not moonlighting with POWER 10, you can find Kim and his wife, Donna, landing tarpon by moonlight in Charlotte Harbor – and occasionally searching for their lost shaker of salt.

Kami Welch, Senior Counsel
Kami Welch

Senior Counsel

High-motor 15-year Chamber Pro / CEO with a talent for Talent (U.S. Chamber Talent Pipeline Fellow, started Denver region talent initiative, and named 2023 Outstanding Woman in Business by the Denver Business Journal); tackles critical community challenges with just the right “velvet hammer” style and just says “no” to chamber 3P (parties, pageants and parades); University of Oregon grad (Go Ducks!) who enjoys rigorous hiking, less rigorous skiing, and camping (not glamping(!)) with her husband, Ian, and their two boys.