Our Board Members

Small Business Education and Entrepreneurial Development.  Providing proven tools to grow your business, you're in good hands.

Donna  Hover-Ojeda PhD

Board Member - Chief Growth Strategist

Dr. Hover is Founder of Mighty Underdogs and CEO of Leaders Laboratory, a strategic growth company, growing companies starting her first company in 1987. Ms. Hover has started over six businesses and advised hundreds of small businesses over her tenure.  She specializes in multigenerational family owned “big-business.” She organized over 1500 CEO Roundtables serving over 50,000 executives during her thirty-five years.

Tom Nixon

Board Member, Brand Management

Tom Nixon is Co-Founder of Mighty Underdogs who has spent his career at the intersection of strategy, innovation, creativity, content, and community.  Tom's career has included all aspects of creative communications, including advertising, marketing public relations, corporate communications, video production, digital marketing, and podcasting.  He has held leadership, management, and ownership positions leading growth, diversification, and innovation initiatives at multiple creative firms.  Tom has published a new book "Do Less, Sell More" released in 2021.

Luisa Recchia

Board Member - MasterMind Leader

Luisa Recchia is Co-Founder of Mighty Underdogs and Independent Executive Director of The John Maxwell Team, as a certified facilitator, trainer and coach.  Luisa's passion is working with entrepreneurs and small business owners to help them reach their potential. Equipped with tools, resources and experience to help you and your team improve your productivity, performance and profitability.  Drawing on years of corporate experience, working with entrepreneurs and small business owners Luisa believes that when you approach your business with a leadership mindset and operate in your strengths, you lift the lid on your potential and model a successful approach for others.  

Armando Ojeda, Jr.

Board Chair, Podcast Host

Armando is Co-Founder of Mighty Underdogs who believes that small businesses are essential to the economic development and social well-being of American communities. He also recognizes that small businesses succeed in scaling only when the business owner can readily access and learn to use key resources including: experienced business advisors, peer support, actionable data and appropriate business tools. Mighty Underdogs is dedicated to raising the bar on business knowledge and offering content and insights to enable the growth and financial sustainability of second-stage businesses.

Arthur Jones

Board Member - Narratologist

Arthur Jones is committed to  doing the work to build a brand based on virtues and values found in your origin story;  to refine your thinking and company strategy.  Intentionally people-centric, and growth-focused.  He specializes in design and systems thinking mindset -Understanding the impact of structures, patterns and cycles in systems and  their effect and impact on the minds and mental models of the people working within them.  We have designed our business practices to enrich the lives of the business professional we work with and ultimately create a more just and caring world.

Rose Snyder, ACC, CPIC

Board Member, Education Director

Rose Snyder loves working with businesses in the areas of leadership, communication, team building, governances and strategic planning.  She has 25 years' experience working in key leadership positions within the Olympic sport world.  Rose provides courses on leadership and professional development across the country and facilitates "Your Leadership Journey" cohorts, virtually, throughout the year.  Rose has a masters Degree in Organizational Management and a Bachelors of Science Degree in Education .  She is also a licensed trainer in leading team building tools used to understand individual differences and how to utilize these differences to advance personal and professional relationships.