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

Derek Betz
Fletcher's Kitchen & Tap

Kevin Bouse
Bouse Properties

Geri Boyer
Kaskaskia Engineering Group

Ben Brown
Brown Chiropractic
Owner/Chiropractic Physician

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

Michael Crotty
Althoff Catholic High School
Building and Grounds

Mary Dahm-Schell
The Edge

Mike Deihl
Holland Constructions
Director of Operations

Bob DeRousse
ABS Facility Maintenance

Tom Farquhar
Personal Investor

Paul Fries

SIUE Student/CEO Alumnus

Bob Fritz
Robert "Chick" Fritz Inc.

David Hill
Regions Bank
Branch Manager

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

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

Daniel Katzman
Katzman & Sugden, LLC

Anne Koleson
Metro East Gastroenterology

Mike Marchal
Holland Construction Services

Joe Mark
Enterprise Bank & Trust
Vice President- Relationship Manager Team Leader

Mark Maxim
Rice Sullivan & Co.

Josh McDermott
JT McDermott Remodeling Contractors, LLC

Jimmy Monken
Morgan Stanley
Financial Consultant

Julie Orlet
Wasa Properties, LLC

Dave Padgett
Padgett Building and Remodeling
General Manager and Owner

Kevin Pesko
Bank of Belleville
Market President

Keith Schell
The Edge

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