CEO Mentor

A mentoring program provides an effective networking model for Sangamon Valley 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 Sangamon Valley 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

Scott Burnsmier
SHIELD Illinois
Operations Manager

Mike Heiniger
Mike Heiniger Photography

Tiffany Koester
Koester Homes
Owner & Broker

Kelley Lawhorn
Topflight Grain
Grain Originator

Chris Rigsby
Edward Jones
Financial Advisor

Aaron Thais
Country Financial
Financial Representative

Sherry Waldrep
Allerton Public Library

Tamara Walker
Neat Landscapes

Ed Williams
Leiper Furniture
Retired, former owner

Ed Williams
Leiper Furniture
Former Owner - Roving Mentor