Facilitator

Meet Our Facilitators

Emily Zimmerman

Emily Zimmerman

Emily Zimmerman is an Aurora University graduate with a Bachelors in Accounting and Masters in Business Administration. After spending almost a decade in private accounting with various business industries throughout the Sauk Valley region, her career path led her to higher education. She is now a full-time business faculty member at Sauk Valley Community College in conjunction with being a CEO facilitator for the eastern part of the WACC CEO program. Her background in business and finance along with her passion for growing the minds of young adults has truly been a gift to her both personally and professionally. Emily was born and raised in Amboy and still lives there with her husband Luke, and two children Kaylee (9) and Clayton (7) in a farmhouse outside of town.


LeAndra Hartman

LeAndra Hartman

LeAndra Hartman graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 1979 with a degree in Family and Consumer Sciences and immediately entered the world of education, teaching high school students in the Eastland District (Lanark, IL) for 33 years. In her retirement, LeAndra’s true passion is with her current position facilitating the CEO program (Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities) through the Whiteside Area Career Center. The challenge of bringing the business and education world together for high school juniors and seniors is extremely eye-opening and rewarding. LeAndra’s daughters, Lauren and Liberty, and granddaughter Kennedy are her greatest joys.