Jackson County CEO

We're not the only ones excitedhappy about the
Jackson CEO program...

Ken Stoner

Ken Stoner

Jackson CEO's Facilitator

Ken Stoner has a strong background in both business and education. As the Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Specialist at the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Southern Illinois University, he works daily with small businesses in Southern Illinois.

He is a Certified Business Development Advisor through the Illinois Entrepreneurship and Small Business & Growth Association as well as a Certified Technology Consultant (CTC). Ken has fifteen years of management experience and owns his own technology consulting business.

Ken is also a certified teacher. He has worked as a teacher, technology director, and advisor for the Illinois Association of Superintendents of Schools.

He is an SIU Carbondale graduate and has lived in Southern Illinois for over thirty years. He and his wife, Mary, live in Carterville and have an 13-year-old son, David.

A note from our facilitator:

“I am so excited about being the facilitator of the Jackson CEO Program. This is an incredible opportunity to get this new program off the ground and make it the best it can be. Rather than focusing on rote memorization and remembering information just long enough to take a test, this program will give students the knowledge, skills, and opportunity they need in order to start their own businesses. It is my goal for this program to produce entrepreneurs, not students who have been through an entrepreneurship program.”

If you have any questions, he can be reached via the Contact Us page, by email at kstoner@siu.edu, or by phone at (618) 453-JCEO.

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