CEO Mentor

A mentoring program provides an effective networking model for Edwardsville 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 Edwardsville 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

Paul Abert
Bank of Madison County
Market President

Lacy Able
Revity Credit Union
Business Development Representative

Tammy Bauer
Blue Wave Martial Arts
Head Instsructor/Owner

Phillip Bruner

Mark Cousley
Bank of Madison County
Vice President

Adam Davis
Busey Bank
Assistant Vice President | Commercial Portfolio Manager

Andrea Garner
Commerce Bank
SVP, Small Business Product, Strategy & Account Management

Luke Harris
Crossroads Bike Tours

Cale Henke
Busey Bank
VP Commercial Banking

Jessica Johnson
Main Street Community Center
Executive Director

Nathan Kerpan
The Kerpan Group
Owner/Mortgage Coach

Jasmine Kumar
General Hotels Corporation
Regional Director of Sales

Kristen M. Jacobs, M.D.
Ooh La La | Spa, Anti-Aging & Wellness

Karen Marcus
Butler Marcus Group at REMAX Alliance
Real Estate Broker

Carter Marteeny
Barber Murphy
Real Estate Broker

Jordan McCreery
Ingrained Media
Senior Vice President

Caryn Mefford
My Pocket CEO

Andrew Myer
Hawthorne Animal Hospital
Business Director

Chad Opel
Front Office Wealth Strategies
Senior Wealth Management Advisor

Kristen Pfund
Pfund Construction/Ink House

Rob Pickerell
Heartland Bank and Trust Company
VP Commercial Banking

Mike Rathgeb
Spencer Homes

Shawnta' Ray
Happy Up, Inc

Adam Saltsgaver
Royal Banks of Granite City and Jerseyville
SVP/Illinois Market Manager

Amy Schmidt
United Heartland - AF Group
Manager Loss Control

David Wittenhauer
Wittenhauer Properties