CEO Mentor

A mentoring program provides an effective networking model for WACC 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 WACC 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

Shane Brown
CGH Medical Center

Michael Clark
Sauk Valley Bank

Norm Deets
Deets Farms

Gary DeVore
Independent Consultant

Aaron Flick
Wahl Clipper

Jim & Sheila Gabler
Verifacts, retired

Rebecca Garland

Janna Groharing
Sterling Main Street

Lynn Hammer
Sauk Valley Container, retired

Brian Hawkins
Hawkins Cassens Insurance

Nik Jakobs
Jakobs Brothers Farms

Bo Mays
Sterling Federal Bank

Terry McGuire
Halo Branded Solutions

Kris Noble
Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce

Paul Osborn
Ward, Murray, Pace & Johnson

Nicholas Pepper
7:24 Fitness on The Rock

Stephanie Preston
Halo Branded Solutions

Kim Purvis
Koehler Farms Inc

Cassandra Salmon
Sauk Valley Bank

Katy Selmi
Selmi Florist and Bridal

Sena Warkins
Imprintable Memories

Bill Wescott
City of Rock Falls