Adams County CEO names Sethaler as facilitator

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Curtis Sethaler

QUINCY — The Adams County CEO Board of Directors has named Curtis Sethaler as its new program facilitator.

Sethaler will guide the upcoming 2024-25 class, which includes the fifth and largest group of students in the high school entrepreneurship program. Sethaler replaces Roger Leenerts who left the position after four years and accepted the role of Director of Entrepreneurship at Quincy University, which will be responsible for the operation of the newly-created Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Sethaler’s role will be to model a passion for learning, connect with the students and community, collaborate with the CEO Board, and most importantly guide the students on their personal CEO journey.

Sethaler has served as Area Director of Young Life in Quincy since 2016 and is co-founder and co-owner of Quincy Axe Company and ExperienceQuincy. He also personal and professional development coaching through Curtis Sethaler Leadership Solutions. He is a member of the Quincy School Board and serves as a mentor at both Quincy High and Quincy Junior High Schools.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Curtis to the CEO family and are confident he will draw on his myriad experiences to guide the next generation of leaders for our community,” Trenton Murfin, CEO Board Chair, said in a press release.

“I am thrilled to step into the role of facilitator for Adams County CEO,” Sethaler said. “I can’t wait to collaborate with the students and board to build on the incredible foundation set before me and elevate our proud tradition of fostering entrepreneurship.”

Adams County CEO (Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities) is a year-long program developed by the Midland Institute for high school seniors. It is designed to utilize partnerships that provide an overview of business development and processes. The local business community partners with Adams County High Schools to create project-based experiences for students by providing funding, expertise, meeting space, business tours and one-on-one mentoring.

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