Mentors

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
Town and Country Bank
Executive Vice President & Community Bank President

Kristen Jacobs (DMD)
Ooh La La | Spa, Anti-Aging & Wellness
Owner

Andrea Foley (DMD)
Foley Dental
Owner | Dentist

Lacy Able
GCS Credit Union
Business Development Representative

Mark Cousley
Town and Country Bank
Vice President & Commercial Banking Officer

Hal R. Patton, D.D.S.
Owner | Patton Dental
Mayor | City of Edwardsville

Andrea Garner
Small Business Product Development & Account Management
Vice President

Matt Gorton
Scheffel Financial Services
Financial Consultant

Sherrie Hickman
Creative Options Graphic Design
Owner/Graphic Designer

Ryan High
Global Brew & Sugar Fire (Edwardsville)
Owner

Steven Johns
Envisioning Green
Owner

Jasmine Kumar
General Hotels Corporation
Regional Director of Sales

Caryn Mefford
My Pocket CEO
Founder

Tim Noble
Hortica
President

Chad Opel
Visionary Wealth Advisors
Senior Wealth Management Advisor

Kristen Pfund
Pfund Construction
Owner/Manager

Shawnta' Ray
Happy Up, Inc
Owner

Jared Siebert
Scott Credit Union
Commercial Credit and Operations Manager

Dave Toby
FCB Banks
Senior Vice President

Mary Westerhold
Madison Communications
Vice President