CEO Mentor

A mentoring program provides an effective networking model for Jackson 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 Jackson 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

Jeffery Burgin
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Nicole Gray
Touch of Nature
Program Assistant for Hospitality

Brooke Guthman
Egyptian Electric Cooperative Association
Member Services Manager

William Lo
Executive Director
Carbondale Chamber of Commerce

Keesha Lo
Bake Me Happy, Food Co.

Nic Skovgaard
Alter Ego Marketing

Susan Willis
Susan Willis Photography