CEO Mentor

A mentoring program provides an effective networking model for Knox 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 Knox 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

Scott and Melany Baldwin
Orange Cup
Owners and Operators

Chris Bayer
Senior Vice President , Employee Benefits

Andrew & Karlie Bowman
Pilot Knob Comforts

Abby Colvin
Knox County Area Partnership for Economic Development
Director of Communication & Development

Pam Gaither
Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce
Executive Director

Bill Gaither
Carl Sandburg College
Coordinator of Multimedia, Marketing & Public Relations

Sandra Gray
Knox College
Assistant VP of Advancement Operations

Phil Hennefent
Henn House BBQ

Pam Perkins
The Bold Group Brokered by EXP Realty

Tiffany Springer
Next Up Transition Curriculum
Sales Team

Tricia Thomas
Watson - Thomas Funeral Home

Damon Tomeo
Ameritas Financial Group
Financial Advisor