Mentorship Program

Teresa McGeehan

Teresa McGeehan along with her husband Chip, own and operate 19 McDonald's restaurants located in Central and Southwest Missouri. Teresa began her career like 50% of all McDonald's franchisees, she started at the age of 16 as a crew member. She continued to climb the ladder through leadership roles until awarded her first restaurant in 2009. Between the couple, they have 70 years of service to the McDonald’s Brand.

Teresa has proudly received various awards throughout her career including, the Ronald Award, the Women's McDonald's Operator Network National Shining Star Award, the People Promise Award and the much coveted Global Fred Turner Golden Arch Award. Teresa will say her proudest achievement is seeing young employees grow into successful adults.

Teresa's organization employs approximately 1500 employees most of which are full time employees. She proudly shares her story and the opportunity McDonald's offered her. Teresa ensures all of her employees understand their own potential either through educating her teams about the Archways tuition reimbursement program, or seeking their high school diploma with no cost to the employees.

Teresa is an advocate for women leaders not only in her organization but throughout all of her communities.

Mentor Sessions:

April 28, 2020 | 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
June 11, 2020 | 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.
July 21, 2020 | 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Ready to meet with a mentor?

Let us know you'd like to sit down with a mentor by completing the application form. All mentor sessions are 30 minutes long.

We will review each application and connect you to the mentors we think will be most helpful. Due to the number of applicants, we can't guarantee everyone will get a meeting with a mentor.

We will notify selected applicants at least one week prior to the scheduled mentor session. All information shared in mentorship meetings is confidential.

The efactory's mentorship program is a joint program with the Missouri Small Business Development Center at Missouri State University. By signing up to meet with a mentor you will also become a client of the Small Business Development Center.