Team Profiles

Sean Mikula, POWER 10 Capital Campaigns
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, POWER 10 Capital Campaigns
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 (US and U.K.), twin kids, two pups, one husband, and a whole lotta iron fist in a velvet glove!

Laura Lilly

Vice President, Operations

A highly experienced development professional (15 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.

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.

Capital Campaign Director - Kevin Donovan
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.

Of Counsel

Leadership / execution expert from Virginia who has held key positions at MeadWestvaco, University of Dayton, Excelerated Leadership Partners, and founded Authentic Business Services, a POWER 10 strategic partner; multi-campaign winner and experienced executive coach; employs his coaching skills in his “player on the field” role with P10; knows when to proactively run the ball himself or call on staff or volunteer reinforcements to take the ball, continue the drive, and score.

Demetrius Jordan

Senior Counsel

Prolific United Way fundraiser who leapt up the Metro ATL UW ladder and hauled in $36 million over 10 years; honed his leaping / sprinting skills on the Morehouse gridiron; well-traveled international man of mystery who helped the U.S. bring representative democracy to Southeast Asia and West Africa; married to his high school sweetheart, Maryam, with three kids, and a significant pastoral and journalism family legacy; misses his black and red childhood Air Jordan’s but still believes there is magic in the motto, “Just Do It!”

Jade Morey, POWER 10 Capital Campaigns
Jade Morey

CAMPAIGN DIRECTOR / DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

Economic developer extraordinaire from the Heart of Georgia and experienced higher ed and political fundraiser. Her southern drawl doesn’t slow her down! Cheers for the Florida Seminoles alongside husband Jason and French Bulldogs Beau and Bella.

Jessica Plette

Finance

Crackerjack finance pro (14 years at Philips, Schlumberger, Harman, K-Swiss) who tames spreadsheet circular references with a glance and a laugh, and brings California cucumber cool to stressed executives; mama to Henry (her Goldendoodle), and nearly as much love for her other favorite dawg, Uga of the Red and Black; believes the answer to almost every question is an In-N-Out burger and a glass of wine.

Maria Walden Sullivan POWER 10 Capital Campaigns
Maria Walden Sullivan

CAMPAIGN DIRECTOR / DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

Leadership trainer and business development extraordinaire who gained highly effective habits after nearly a decade with FranklinCovey. “Superpower” is x-ray vision enabling her to help nonprofits see their way to “strategic clarity.” Loves to find Zen on her paddleboard.

Capital Campaign Counsel - Kathy Young
Kathy Young

CAMPAIGN DIRECTOR / DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

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; proud mom of two teens; reps the SEC with her Vandy undergrad, in lieu of joining the ranks of the Bulldogs… Kathy – there’s still time!