The Christian County CEO, or “Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities”, Board on Friday presented board member Ken Hart a plaque for his many years of service to the CEO program. Hart is retiring from the board on December 31st.
Hart was instrumental in bringing the CEO program to Christian County almost 9 years ago, and every year chaired fund-raising efforts to keep the program financially viable.
The CEO program is entirely funded by local investors, and monies go to pay the salary of the CEO facilitator as well as yearly fees paid to the Midland Institute in Effingham, who administers and oversees the program nationwide. The program teaches high school seniors who are accepted into the program, entrepreneurial skills with the hopes they’ll come back and become businesspeople in Christian County.
Hart was presented the plaque by CEO board president Randal J. Miller.