CEO Mentor

A mentoring program provides an effective networking model for West Central MN 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 West Central MN 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

Trevor Duininck
Duninick, Inc

Harris Duininck
Duininck, Inc.
Retired Owner

Yvon Fils-Aime
Co-Founder and CEO

Samantha Van Heuveln
K&S Poultry and Meats

Melanie Nelson
Iverson Tree Farm

Samantha Nelson
Brave Girl International

Lisa Neutgens
Renville County
Human Resources Director

Tami Ruf
Anfinson Thompson
Firm Administrator

Todd Terhaar
Glacial Lake Environmental Consulting, Inc.

Jordan Zeller
Renville County EDA
EDA Director