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Mentoring Partner

Reason for becoming a mentor

Curt Bassett

United States Air Force

Department of Defense

Shelby Riley

“In my AF and civilian careers I had mentors, bosses and colleagues that helped me along the way.  I hope I can, in turn, help someone achieve his or her goals.”

Jim Blankenheim

Consulting Executive  with over 35 years of experience.

Dylan Fussell


Dan Bogan

 35 Years of experience with NCR. Held positions such as Senior VP of Retail.

Inigo Punzano


Michael E. Butler

Plant Manager of General Electric High Intensity Lighting Products. Retired as President in 2009.

Nicholas Jerome


Rick Cogdell

Over 30 years of experience in accounting, finance, and administration.

Emmaly Davis


“Mentoring gives me the opportunity to share my life experiences and hopefully I can positively affect the lives of a mentee in some small way.  I have been involved in coaching young people for many years and I enjoy helping them tap the potential they all have within themselves and then watching them grow both personally and professionally.”

Reid P. Conklin

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority

Colin Shirley


Anissa F. DeRieux, CPA

Experienced in auditing and accounting with supervisory positions at Flint EMC.

Brandon Cole


Jane Hutterly

 Served 35 years as a corporate executive in the consumer packaged goods industry. Has worked with Frito Lay, S.C. Johnson & Son, Johnson-Keland Management, Inc., and Samuel C. Johnson.

Johnathan Savitske


Robert E. Lee

 30 years of experience in the marketing field with Carnation Company and General Mills. Held a VP position at KFC and Fidelity Investments.

Garrett Spence


John Mazza

 Independent sales representative for Herff Jones Inc. for 25 years.

 Jared Holmes


Mike McCabe

Works with Edward Jones, where he collaborates with individuals and small business owners and helps them reach their long term financial goals.

Charles Lawson

He is looking forward to partnering with everyone and sharing some of his experiences, both personal and professional.

J. Patrick McNabb

Currently works with Alexander Proudfoot Consulting as Executive VP, Business Development - Mid Market - Southeastern Region.

Ashley Lollar


Mylle Mangum

Chief Executive Officer of IBT Enterprises, LLC, a company focused on design, construction, and training services. Has held many management roles with Holiday Inn, BellSouth, and GE.

Olivia Backs


Dr. Bill Shirey

Spent the majority of his career in private small animal practices in San Jose, California. Held the Presidency of the California Veterinary Medical Association for 9 years.

Caroline Davis

“Mentors have always played a significant role in my career development.  They still do!”

Rich Perry

Worked as a Sr. Financial Analyst at Pepsi. VP of strategy at Fleet Mortgage. Moved to Seattle to work for Washington Mutual in Strategy where he was promoted as a Division Finance Officer and CAO for the Home Loans Retail Division.

Steven McElveen


Gary Strack

Spent 23 years of a 40 year healthcare career as a CEO.

Mark Schleier


Larry Williams

Worked as a Process Development Engineer with the Celanese Corporation. Held a variety of positions such as R&D technician, technical marketer, customer service manager, and manufacturing technician.

Rebecca Thuns


Thomas G. Weglewski

Licensed CPA in Ohio and attorney in OH and PA. Has worked with Coopers & Lybrand, ARMCO, and ALCOA.

Kayla Fogg


Ric Crane


Grayson Popp


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