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

Suzi Berkich
The Great Pumpkin Patch
Director of Business Operations

Justin R. Florey, DVM
Kaskaskia Valley Animal Hospital
Veterinarian and Owner

Tim Flavin
Mi Raza Community Center

Sage Hale
Loman Ray Insurance
Insurance Executive

Joe Keller
Marvin Keller
President and CEO

Savara Lindsey
Tuscola Blendhouse

Kevin Monahan
Monahan Partners

Kimberly Morrison
U of I Extension
4-H Youth Development Educator

Rick Otto
Coach House Garages

Cindi Reed
Dicks Pharmacy

Cassie Yoder
Green Mill Village/Cass Concepts
Marketing Development Director