Mentors

CEO Mentor

A mentoring program provides an effective networking model for Macoupin County 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 Macoupin County CEO student, known as a protégé, is matched with a mentor from the business community. Ultimately, these relationships strengthen the CEO program's success and builds generational bridges between the protégé and the business community.

Here are the following responsibilities and activities:

  • Meet with the protégé outside of class for scheduled meetings to discuss what they are learning in CEO
  • Attend a few scheduled events
  • Review the protégé'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 protégé, the mentor and the CEO program.


Our Mentors

TJ Allan
Sullivan Drugs-Gillespie
Pharmacist

Ashley Archibee-Hadley
Edwards Jones
Financial Advisor

Jim Ashworth
CNB Bank & Trust
President

Shawn Davis
CNB Bank & Trust
CEO

Gary Graham
CNB Bank & Trust
Regional President

Gina Gucciardo
Self Employed CPA
CPA

Dr. Shawna Heddinghaus
Fireside Eyecare
Optometrist

Gina Lotter
First National Bank-Staunton
Executive Vice President

Scott Reichmann
Barber Murphy Group
Commercial Real-Estate Broker

MJ Rogers
USA Paralympic Archery
Coach

Jim Salske
Retired McDonald's Franchise Owner
Retired Franchise Owner

John Sawyer
Sawyer Engineering
President

Richard Schien
Karmak Inc.
President & CEO

Brian Ury
First National Bank-Staunton
Senior Loan Officer

David Warren
Cavallo Bus Lines
CEO

Chris Williams
CNB Bank & Trust
Loan Officer