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.

Capital Campaign Director - Kevin Donovan
Kevin Donovan

DIRECTOR OF CAMPAIGN OPERATIONS

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.

Jade Morey, POWER 10 Capital Campaigns
Jade Morey

DIRECTOR OF CAMPAIGN OPERATIONS

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.

Steve Stevens, IOM, CCE

DIRECTOR OF CAMPAIGN OPERATIONS

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; dedicated triathlete and lifelong musician who – along with his wife, Marilyn – plays in the pep band for U. of Kentucky men’s basketball (drums and trumpet, respectively!).