Team Profiles

Sean Mikula, CEO
Sean Mikula

Chief Executive Officer

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

Executive Vice President

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, two pups, one husband, and a whole lotta iron fist in a velvet glove!

Laura Lilly

Vice President, Operations

A highly experienced development professional (nearly 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.

Capital Campaign Director - Demming Bass
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.

Capital Campaign Director - Kevin Donovan
Kevin Donovan


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.

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!”

Jessica Plette


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.

Capital Campaigns - Steve Stevens
Steve Stevens

Of 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.

Capital Campaign Counsel - Kathy Young
Kathy Young


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!