Mentors

CEO Mentor

A mentoring program provides an effective networking model for Belleville 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 Belleville 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

Brett Baltz
Egyptian Workspace Partners
Director of Business Development

Megan Bertelsman
Ray LaFore Trucking
President

Derek Betz
Fletcher's Kitchen & Tap
Owner

Kevin Bouse
Bouse Properties
Owner

Geri Boyer
Kaskaskia Engineering Group
President

Ben Brown
Brown Chiropractic
Owner/Chiropractic Physician

Jessica Butcher
Kiddo's Closet and Clips
Owner

Jack Chassaing
Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, PC
Associate, Belleville

Michael Crotty
Althoff Catholic High School
Building and Grounds

Mary Dahm-Schell
The Edge
Owner

Mike Deihl
Holland Constructions
Director of Operations

Bob DeRousse
ABS Facility Maintenance
President

Tom Farquhar
Personal Investor

Amy Gould
Amy Gould Photography
Owner

David Hill
Regions Bank
Branch Manager

Robert Fritz, Jr.
Robert "Chick" Fritz, Inc.
President

Anne Koleson
Metro East Gastroenterology
Manager

Mike Marchal
Holland Construction Services
President

Doug Martin
Rice Sullivan & Co.
Principal

Mark Maxim
Rice Sullivan & Co.
Principal

Josh McDermott
JT McDermott Remodeling Contractors, LLC
Owner

Jimmy Monken
Morgan Stanley
Financial Consultant

Julie Orlet
Wasa Properties, LLC
Owner

Dave Padgett
Padgett Building and Remodeling
General Manager and Owner

Kevin Pesko
Bank of Belleville
Market President

Brandon Rakers
Bank of Belleville
Small Business Banking Specialist

Jim Rauckman
Rauckman Utility Products, LLC
Owner/Manager

John Reichert
InFocus Marketing
Owner

Keith Schell
The Edge
Co-Owner

Jim Strausbaugh
Siemens Manufacturing Co
Director Process Improvement

Wade Weitlauf
Bank of Belleville
Senior Vice President

Josh Wohltman
Bank of Belleville
Bank Manager

Ransom Wuller
AEye
Co-Founder