Team Profiles

Sean Mikula POWER 10
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'”).

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.

Amity Farrar POWER 10
Amity Farrar

Senior Counsel

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!

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!).

Demming Bass, IOM

CAMPAIGN DIRECTOR / DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

Former senior exec at 4 (!) of the nation’s top chambers; created multiple community-wide economic development programs; led massive re-branding initiatives. Hobbies include winning awards and being named to Top 40 lists; accomplished musician and artist and Dad to twin daughters.

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.

Kevin Donovan

CAMPAIGN DIRECTOR / DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

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.

Daniel Hall POWER 10
Daniel Hall

Campaign Director / Director of Development

Ole Miss graduate with a BA in Public Policy Leadership; solid political and government experience; ambitious, creative campaign director; uses authentic friendliness like a battering ram turning no’s to maybe’s to yes’s.

Les Hough, Ph.D.

Campaign Director / Director of Development

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!

Bob Johnson

Senior Advisor

Michigan State Spartan and Harvard Law grad (honors both) by the age of 23 (!); attorney, economic developer, nonprofit / for-profit CEO, and widely respected elder statesman of the capital campaign industry – has run campaigns in 14 states including Alaska and the Aloha State; in tandem with Ciari, his wife of 56 years, Bob rides bikes, kayaks and even manages campaigns; three children, three grandchildren, two great grandchildren and two dogs – Buddy and Kali – round out Team Johnson.

Jim Ludlam

CAMPAIGN DIRECTOR / DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

Attorney (UGA) for 15 years; nonprofit legal counsel extraordinaire nearly half his career; as skilled at building the case for a major campaign as he is at building intricate Lego creations. Husband to Kerry and Dad to Claire and Finn.

John Marshall

CAMPAIGN DIRECTOR / DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

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(!).

Paul Santiago

Senior Counsel

Navy veteran – a radioman aboard the USS Jouett CG-29, a Guided Missile Cruiser (Hooyah!); husband to Nora for 33 years (!), father of 4 and new grandfather of 2; spends his downtime in the box – the CrossFit box that is; all this and with 20+ campaigns and feasibility studies under his belt, Paul brings a double helping of ABSOLUTE CAN-DO; yeah, you’ll see it’s true.

Steve Stevens
Steve Stevens

Senior 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.

Andrea Taylor POWER 10
Andrea Taylor

Campaign Director / Director of Development

Summa cum Laude graduate of the U. of Alabama, MBA from University of Louisville, and a top level marketing pro at Mercedes Benz and Merrill Lynch – add all that power to a sincerely nice person with a German accent and when Andrea says “jump,” the rest of us pretty much ask for her height preference.