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


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.


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

Senior Counsel

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.