CEO Mentor

A mentoring program provides an effective networking model for Richland 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 Richland County 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

Autumn Carmody
A.M. Transport Services

Connor Dixon
The Hershey Company
Packaging Procurement

Tara Lemke
Manager, Organizational and Community Development

Angel Padilla
Regions Bank
Senior Credit Officer

Allyson Padilla
Blank's Insurance

Sara Peavler
Olney Township

Mark Richardson
Wealth Strategist

Colby Shawver
USDI / IL. Gas
Materials and Logistics Manager

Kelsie Sterchi
City of Olney
City Clerk