Andrew Mersman

About Me

Andy Mersman is a senior attending Teutopolis High School. Andy plays soccer in the fall, tennis in the spring, and he hopes to extend his tennis play into college. He is also a member of the Math Team, Varsity Club, National Honor Society, and Catholic HEART Work Camp in its youth ministry. Outside of school, Andy works at Martin’s IGA in the Iron Horse Restaurant. Although he is undecided what his college major will be, he is leaning toward accounting or perhaps sports journalism/radio. He is excited about what his future holds, both in CEO and in life.

“CEO will be a stepping stone to whatever path I choose in life. I am eager to learn timeless life lessons and skills, and to establish strong connections with business leaders in the Effingham County area. I am grateful to be a part of the CEO family, and I intend to make the most of this unique opportunity.”

About My Business

Andy Mersman is the founder of Casual Cannikins, a retailer of ceramic coffee mugs. Casual Cannikins offers sleek, modern mugs honoring the accomplishments of two prominent Effingham area figures, Craig Lindvahl and Father Ed Shea. Featuring enlightening phrases from Mr. Lindvahl and Father Ed, the mugs call up the journey of life and finding happiness. Perfect gifts to encourage living life to its fullest! For more information, get hold of Andy at, who says: “CEO has given me confidence and belief in myself I never thought existed.” After high school, Andy plans to attend Indiana State University to pursue a degree in finance.