CEO Mentor

A mentoring program provides an effective networking model for Central Illinois 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 Central Illinois 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

Julie Bilbrey
Memorial Hospital Foundation
Executive Director

Grace Clark
Dewitt County Farm Bureau
DeWitt County Farm Bureau Manager

Kim Ekena
Retired VP

Jeanna Griffiths
Ray's Chili & Red Door Spice Company

Curt Homann
Dewitt County Development Council
Executive Director

Tom Kopeika
Retired Software Developer

Alec Martin
Edward Jones
Financial Advisor

John Oakley

Retired Business Director

Stefanie Runyen
Dewitt Savings Bank
Marketing Director / Loan Officer

Abby Svoboda
Busey Bank
Commercial Portfolio Manager

Camill Tedrick
RE/MAX Choice
Designated Mananging Broker Bloomington, Clinton & Lincoln Il | The 217 Home Team Designated Mgr Broker

Brian Waddell
HarBrand Inc/MARCO NPK

Nathan Wentworth
Wentworth Farms

Lance White
First National Bank & Trust Co in Clinton
Banker/VP Commercial Lending

Karol Wilson
Wilson Chrysler Jeep
Vice President