Mentors

CEO Mentor

A mentoring program provides an effective networking model for Southwest Minnesota 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 Southwest Minnesota 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

Jodi Bosch
Luverne Dental Center
Dental Hygenist

Vicki Altena


Brian Boomgaarden
Minnesota West Community and Technical College
Farm Business Management Instructor

Nate Golla
Luverne Farm Store
Owner

Sara Hartquist
Hartquist Funeral Home

Michael Hoeft
K & M Concrete
Director of Sales and Marketing

Ron Honken
Aon
Transportation and Logistics Practice

Brad Larson
Fey Industries
Director of Manufacturing

Linsey Prunty
LC Designs
Owner

Diane Robinson

Life Vantage Marketer

Sara Schmuck
Sanford Hospital Luvene
Community Liaison

Nadine Schoep
Continential Western Group
Asst. Vice President of Human Resources

Mindy Statler
Fey Industries
Director of Administrative Services

David Thompson
First Farmers and Merchants Bank
President