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

Ann Tosovsky
Home Nursery, Inc

Paul Abert
Town and Country Bank
Executive Vice President & Community Bank President

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

Traci Dooley
Sales & Marketing at Hortica Insurance & Employee Benefits
National Sales Director

Andrea Garner
Small Business Product Development & Account Management
Vice President

Matt Gorton
Scheffel Financial Services
Financial Consultant

Steven Johns
Envisioning Green

Erika Johns
Envisioning Green

Madison Magee
SIUE student/Effingham CEO Alum
CEOU President

Shawnta' Ray
Happy Up, Inc

Jared Siebert
Scott Credit Union
Commercial Credit and Operations Manager

Todd Sivia
Sivia Law

Skip Sponeman
Walmart (Glen Carbon)

Dave Toby
FCB Banks
Senior Vice President

Marc Voegele
Express Employment Professionals
Owner/Certified Professional Staffing Franchisee

Mike Wenos
Madison Mutual Insurance

Mary Westerhold
Madison Communications
Vice President