CEO Mentor

A mentoring program provides an effective networking model for Clay County IL 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 Clay County IL 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

Barry Adair
Wabash Communications Co-Op
EVP/General Manager

Bill Atwood
North Wayne Insurance Agency

Derek and Kayley Bailey
Sears and Dairy Queen

Jill Barger
Clay City Unit 10

Josh Brinkley
B Electric

Jon Carroll
Poettker Construction

Cole Duke
Benjamin F. Edwards
Financial Advisor

Joel Hackney
Flora Unit 35 Schools

Herb Henson
Clay City Banking Company

Luke Johnson

Elizabeth Patridge
Glamour Farms

Whitney Ruger
Pip & Kate

Mia Scott
Preferred Events

Michael Scott
Country Financial

Curtis and Rachel Thompson
Curt and Rach Photography

Miles and Leslie Warren
Warren Farms

Phil Wiley
Wiley Realty Group

Travis Wyatt
North Clay Unit 25