What is Sangamon CEO?

The Sangamon CEO program is a high school and college-level accredited program that connects students to business and community leaders and allows them to experience the challenges and rewards of running a business. The program is a collaboration between businesses and school districts in Sangamon County and uses a competitive application process.


Our Mission

We believe that high school students make meaningful impacts on our communities. As a result, we strive to empower Sangamon County students with the tools they need to grow themselves, make connections, launch a business, and ultimately work to build our community as they envision it.

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Our Team


Since 2015, Ben has taught the Sangamon CEO class and graduated more than 300 students. He has an MBA, MPA and is a Ph.D. candidate in Higher Education at the Illinois State University.


Grace is a Sangamon CEO alum. While a student in Sangamon CEO, Grace won second place for her business in the CEOs vs. Sharks annual event. She is in graduate school at Liberty University.

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