“I have had multiple great mentors during my career as an Army Officer, but none as outstanding as Jenifer. She truly cares about helping veterans and has made a huge difference in my life.”
- John S., US Army, Paired with MetLife Mentor Jenifer Sapel
“I can’t say enough about how wonderful it is to have Zandra as a Protégé. I wish her nothing but greatness in the future.”
- Dwight Yamada, Northrop Grumman Mentor paired with Zandra M., US Army
To recognize the successes of ACP’s Protégés, ACP periodically spotlights Protégés who have gone above and the beyond the requirements of the Mentoring Program to make the most of their mentorships. Mentors nominate their Protégés for this recognition by submitting a brief description detailing what their Protégé has done to help ensure their mentorship has been beneficial. ACP then reviews the nominations in order to select which Protégés to spotlight. Protégés are spotlighted on the website and through ACP’s social media.
If you believe that your Protégé deserves to be spotlighted, please email a brief synopsis explaining their dedication to the mentorship to email@example.com. Please note that ACP reserves the right to post all nominations on our website and social media.
Mentors are encouraged to submit nominations as they wish.
Spotlight: Peter Shearer, San Francisco, CA, US Navy
Mentor Mike McGinnis, San Francisco, CA, UBS
I am nominating Pete Shearer for the protégé spotlight. Pete is a great person to be with and help. From the beginning of our meetings, he has brought energy and a desire to know more about the real estate industry – his chosen path. Pete is in Graduate Business School at Berkeley and manages to move to the head of his class, as well as maintaining a good personal life through travel, sports and friends. In spite of our age difference (I am the old guy), we find a common bond in golf and good restaurants. I feel my contribution is based upon friendship first and business second. I am also in the arena of commercial real estate and have learned personality and honesty is equally as important as technical skills. Pete will do well with this combination. I look forward to being a "sounding board" for many years to come.
Spotlight: Caleb Tate, Clarksville, TN, US Army Reserve
Mentor William Wright, Nashville, TN, HCA
I am nominating Caleb Tate for the Protégé Spotlight. It has been an honor, privilege and absolute pleasure to have the opportunity to mentor Caleb over the past 11 months. Often, as a mentor, your immediate focus is directed towards how you will ‘shape’ the protégé during your time together. With Caleb, I was the beneficiary of the sharpening as much as he was. Besides the fact that Caleb is driven, capable and focused, he consistently demonstrates several of the characteristics of successful leaders of the future, namely transparency and humility. He is completely self-aware of who he is and consistently adheres, with a laser focus, to what is important to him in an uncompromising manner. He consistently follows through on what he says he will do, without exception and displays an inordinate amount of courage and confidence not just when experiencing things that he is interested in but equally so with those things that he may not have a heightened interest. Accordingly, Caleb has gone through a pretty expansive journey in just the past 11 months which has led him through a Fortune 100 corporate experience (a couple of different occasions), several non-profit experiences and even a Corporate Foundation experience to ultimately affirm his passion and direction forward in non-profit management. As a result, Caleb is securing a position with the United Way in Clarksville this summer, the first step in what promises to be a very successful career in non-profit management. Caleb will also graduate from college with his undergraduate degree in December. Caleb and I have established a solid personal and professional relationship that will be long-lasting. I am thankful for that and I am a better person as a result of our paths intersecting with one another and I know that many will be blessed as they cross paths with him in the future.
To recognize the outstanding work of participating Mentors, ACP has created the Mentor of the Month contest. Each month, ACP staff reviews nominations and selects 1-3 Mentors who have had the greatest impact on their Protégés. To commemorate the winners, each selected Mentor is featured on the ACP website and both Mentor and Protégé receive an ACP memento.
If you are a Protégé and would like to recognize the outstanding work of your Mentor, please send up to one paragraph explaining how your Mentor has had a positive impact on you. Please e-mail all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that ACP reserves the right to post all nominations on its website.