CEO Mentor

A mentoring program provides an effective networking model for Mower County 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 Mower County 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

Taggert Medgaarden
Housing and Redevelopment Authority of Austin
Executive Director

Oballa Oballa

Trish Harren
Mower County
County Administrator

Amanda Gunderson
Home Federal
Branch Manager

Wendy Anderson
Little Wendy Bird and Aurora Web Solutions
Owner and Social Media Marketer, Co-Owner

Nathan Annis
Hormel Foods
Director of Investor Relations

Ellen Bang
Astrup Companies

Jaclyn Bird
Edward Jones
Financial Advisor

William J. Budion, CCM
Austin Country Club
General Manager

Morgan Converse
Converse Candids
Owner and Photographer

Elizabeth Morem, CPA
Evolve Accounting

Lisa Deyo
Sweet Reads

Derik Gustafson
GusBus Cycles and Small Engine
CEO/Sole Proprietor

Lindsey Haney
The Style Lounge Salon
Owner/Operator and Founder of Eat Drink Shop Austin

Zach Morem
Damel Transportation & Logistics

Danielle Nesvold
Parenting Resource Center
Community Relations Specialist

Karem Salas Ramirez
United Way of Mower County
Community Impact Coordinator

Tony Roehl
Atlas Insurance Brokers

Madaline Rohr
Just For Kix

Amy K. Sheehan
Hormel Foods Corporate Services, LLC
Director of Talent Acquisition

Lori Volz
Austin Public School District
Executive Director of Finance and Operations