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

Derek Betz
Fletcher's Kitchen & Tap

Kevin Bouse
Bouse Properties

Marc Camp
Barcom Security

Jack Chassaing
Greensfelder Law Firm

Michael Crotty
Althoff Catholic High School
Building and Grounds

Mary Dahm-Schell
The Edge

Teonna Davis
Class of 2018

Mike Deihl
Holland Constructions
Director of Operations

Bob DeRousse
ABS Facility Maintenance

Stephen Dunn
Rummy Inc.

Mark Eckert
Former Belleville Mayor

Bob Fritz
Robert "Chick" Fritz Inc.

Brett Gilliland
Visionary Wealth Advisors

Matt Gomric
Commerce Bank

David Hill
Regions Bank
Branch Manager

Greg Hinrichs
Neuropathy & Pain Solutions

Mike Riley, Jr.
Professional Therapy Services & Sustainable Health Index
President & Managing Partner

Daniel Katzman
Katzman & Sugden, LLC

Jeffrey King
American Illinois Water

Anne Koleson
Metro East Gastroenterology

David Land
Scott Air Force Base Department of Defense
Lieutenant Colonel

Sam Lutton

Andria Maggio-Powell
Circa Boutique & Gifts and Belle City Fitness

Mike Marchal
Holland Construction Services

Joe Mark
Eco Constructors
Owner & President

Josh McDermott
JT McDermott Remodeling Contractors, LLC

Jimmy Monken
Morgan Stanley
Financial Consultant

Daniel Normansell
Emergency Medicine Physician Partner

Dave Padgett
Padgett Building and Remodeling
General Manager and Owner

Kevin Pesko
Bank of Belleville
Market President

Martrell Robinson
Class of 2018

Keith Schell
The Edge

Jennifer Smith
Energy Healer

Jim Strausbaugh
Siemens Manufacturing Co
Director Process Improvement

Iesha Underwood
The U

Vance Vyers
Damascus Road Fellowship

Ben Wanless
Commerce Bank

Josh Wohltman
Bank of Belleville
Bank Manager

Ransom Wuller