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LeAndra Hartman

LeAndra Hartman

WACC CEO's Facilitator

LeAndra Hartman graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 1979 with a degree in Family and Consumer Sciences and immediately entered the world of education, teaching high school students in the Eastland District (Lanark, IL) for 33 years. In her retirement, LeAndra’s true passion is with her current position facilitating the CEO program (Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities) through the Whiteside Area Career Center. The challenge of bringing the business and education world together for high school juniors and seniors is extremely eye-opening and rewarding. LeAndra’s daughters, Lauren and Liberty, and granddaughter Kennedy are her greatest joys.



Norman Deets

Norman Deets

WACC CEO's Facilitator

Norman Deets graduated in 1979 from Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He was a letterman for the basketball team known as the Big Blue. He earned a Masters of Business Administration degree from Saint Ambrose University located in Davenport, Iowa in 1994.

Norman worked for CGH Medical Center in Sterling, Illinois for 31 years, the last 16 of those years as its Chief Operating Officer. The hospital experienced rapid growth and expansion during his tenure.

Mr. Deets has owned and operated Deets Farms since 1985 and is currently engaged in the operation full time. He currently assists LeAndra Hartman facilitating the Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities class through Whiteside Area Career Center since its inception in 2013. He consults focusing on leadership development on a limited basis.

Norman has served on numerous appointed and elected boards throughout his career. He is the past president of Polo Rotary and the Rock Falls Community Development Corporation. He is currently a trustee for Eagle Point Township.

Marti married Norman in 1981. They are the parents of Lindsey and Tim. They are also grandparents to Ben and twins Abrianna and Cillian. I now know why you have children when you are young!


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