CEO Mentor

A mentoring program provides an effective networking model for McDonough 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 McDonough 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

Danielle Bice
The Cow Patty

Kristen Conrad
Make Fit Happen

Susan Creasey
Assistant Professor of Marketing

Jason Davis
The Crossing
Macomb Associate Pastor, Technical Director

Brad Hunt
Hunt Farms

Robert Johnson
Vice President Affirmative Business

Rachel Kerns
McDonough Telephone Cooperative
Director, Marketing & Public Relations

Julie-Anne Pickett
IPI Wealth Management
Wealth Advisor

Tim Rice
TJR Designs

Blake Severs
Macomb Park District
Superintendent of Support Services

Megan Winters
Western Illinois Natural Medicine

Stephanie Zimmerman
Steph Zimmerman Photography