CEO Mentor

A mentoring program provides an effective networking model for Illini Prairie 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 Illini Prairie 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

James Aikman
Aikman Wildlife Adventures

Brian Beachy
CHI Overhead Doors

Jared Blaudow
Dimond Bros. Insurance

Kevin Conlin
Mid-State Tank, Inc.

Leslie Karcher
CHI Overhead Doors

Kevin Monahan
Monahan Partners

Hannah Myers
City of Arcola

Jennifer Perrine
Camelot Business Solutions

Mike Taylor
Mid-State Tank, Inc.

Beth Wiley
The 200 Acres, The Great Pumpkin Patch

Cassie Yoder
Green Mill Village/Cass Concepts
Marketing Development Director