CEO Mentor

A mentoring program provides an effective networking model for Union County CEO students. Establishing effective one on one connections, that will strengthen the student's awareness of employment opportunities in our County and develop greater social skills through this mentorship experience. Every Union County CEO student, known as a student, is matched with a mentor from the business community. Ultimately, these relationships strengthen the CEO program's success and builds generational bridges between the student and the business community.

Here are the following responsibilities and activities:

  • Meet with the student for scheduled meetings to discuss what they are learning in CEO
  • Attend Monthly Mentor Mornings
  • Review the student's business plan for their individual business
  • Experience the weekly progress of their Protege through reading their journal entries of what they experience each day in CEO

Would you like to be a Mentor?

A mentor is a business owner, entrepreneur, or intreprenuer from our areas business community. A mentor is someone willing to share his or her time and expertise with a CEO student. Please contact us, if you are interested in being a CEO mentor. You will be provided mentor training and be required to have a background check to enroll in the program. Successful mentoring partnerships are advantageous for everyone – the student, the mentor and the CEO program.

Our Mentors

Dori Bigler
City of Anna
City Administrator

Keri Clark
Union County Circuit Clerk

Tommy Colboth
Edward Jones
Financial Advisor

Stephanie Cox
A-J National Bank
Vice President

Kati Denny
A-J National Bank
Vice President/Loan Officer/HR Director

Brent Goforth
Southern Illinois Electric Cooperative
Director of Member Services

Chelsey Greenwood
Trinity Total Wellness
Personal Trainer & Nutrition Coach

Mary K Harris
H&R Block
Enrolled Agent

Travis Holtkamp
Country Financial
Agency Owner

Casey Johnson
Union County Water Commission

Sharon Laster
First Class Cookies

Meghan Norris
IL Farm Business Farm Management
Farm Business Consultant

Samantha Smith
On Brand Marketing

Dr. Timothy Taylor
Shawnee Community College