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

Quinn Buss
McClure Plumbing and Heating

Emily Crabtree
Luverne Area Community Foundation
Executive Director

Ross Fey
Insurance Services, LLP

Sue Haupert
J&S Logos

Ron Honken
Executive Director-National Sales Leader

Dan LaRock
Principal & Shareholder Hub International

Tammy Loosbrock
Sanford Health
Senior Director

Ann Miller
Pipestone School
Retired Teacher

Annie Opitz
Quality Printing

Jordan Papik
Papik Motors
General Sales Manager

Gary Papik
Papik Motors
President and CEO

Kevin Paulsen
First Bank and Trust
Community President

Stacey Busse Remme
Busse Heating and Cooling

Diane Robinson
Retired Educator

Molly Schilling
Adrian Public Schools

Stacy Smidt
Big Top Tent and Events

Jordan Smidt
Big Top Tent and Events

LaDonna VanAartsen
First Farmers and Merchants Bank

Ellen Wenninger
Professional Ag Marketing
Director of Operations