CEO Mentor

A mentoring program provides an effective networking model for Jasper 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 Jasper 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

June Bierman
Personal Service Realty/Rauch's Jewelry

David Blecha
Midwest Facility & Maintenance Manager

Alan Bogardus
Dynegy - Newton Power Station
Plant Manager

Kelly Hemrich
Mary Kay Cosmetics

Sarah Horner
Marketing Manager

Vita Kistner
Administrative Assistant

Kyle Klier
Peoples State Bank
Assistant Vice President

Pat Mammoser
Country Financial
Financial Representative

Kris Newton
First Financial Bank
Branch Manager

Ladonna Poehler
The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy in Newton

Theresa Volk
Superior Fuels
Office Manager