Mentors

CEO Mentor

A mentoring program provides an effective networking model for Knox 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 Knox County CEO student, known as a protégé, is matched with a mentor from the business community. Ultimately, these relationships strengthen the CEO program's success and builds generational bridges between the protégé and the business community.

Here are the following responsibilities and activities:

  • Meet with the protégé outside of class for scheduled meetings to discuss what they are learning in CEO
  • Attend a few scheduled events
  • Review the protégé'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 protégé, the mentor and the CEO program.


Our Mentors

Jo Ann Brocksnith
Indiana State University and Youth Advocate
BSN Professor

Dave Couchenour
South Knox School Corporation
High School Principal

Dr. Elizabeth Miller, DDS
Dr. Elizabeth Ann Miller, DDS
Endodontist - Owner/Operator

Barbara Donnar
Supportive Insurance Services
President & CEO

Christina Ernst
Miller Construction Company Inc.
CEO - Owner/Operator

Drew Garretson
Winfield United - Land O'Lakes Inc.
Regional Technology Manager

Craig Kirk
First Financial Bank
VP - Senior Commecial Lending Executive

Heath Klein
Klein Reality & Auction
CEO - Owner/Operator

Ross Martin
First Vincennes Savings Bank
Loan Officer

Jamie Neal
Knox County Chamber of Commerce
Executive Director

Travis Piper
Piper Diamond Co./ Custom Jewelry Studio
Owner/Operator

Dr. Bertha Proctor
PACE Community Action Agency
CEO

Chris Sievers
Goodwin Funeral Home
Owner/Operator

Jennifer Skinner

Community Advocate/Leader

Don Spivey
SCHOTT Gemtron
Human Resource Manager

Shana Strange
Kemper CPA Group LLP
CPA

Carson Thacker
Evansville Teachers Federal Credit Union
Vincennes Branch Manager