Relationship Managers

We could not run a successful campaign without the help of our volunteer Relationship Managers, who share their time and talents with us so that more of the dollars raised can be invested back into the community.

CLICK HERE to learn more about becoming a Relationship Manager.
 

2020-2021 Relationship Managers

Wayne DeBruyn
Wealth Advisor, Hilliard Lyons, Holland
616.394.9199
wdebruyn@hilliard.com

Wayne is a Wealth Advisor with Hilliard Lyons. He holds a Certified Financial Planner -CFP® designation and specializes in financial planning and investing. He has his Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Michigan State University, is a member of the Financial Planning Association and has worked in the financial industry since 1989. He has been engaged in the community through Holland Rotary, is an ambassador with the Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce and served as a board member of the Holland Free Health Clinic.

 

John Gork
Financial Representative, Northwestern Mutual, Grand Haven
616.842.2722
john.gork@nmfn.com

A Grand Haven resident since 1991 and I live with my wife Martha. I am a 34-year veteran at Northwestern Mutual and a Charter Life Underwriter (CLU). Martha is a Special Education teacher at Wesley school in Muskegon. We have two children, James and Katie. I am a lifelong member of the Episcopal Church, a Trustee of the Bishop Whittmore Foundation, and a member of the 100 Men Who Give. I am a Competent Toastmaster (CTM) with Toastmasters International and a Member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. My hobbies include reading, genealogy and various artistic/creative endeavors.

 

Bill Hamilton
Community Representative
616.502.5469
kaline@charter.net

Bill recently retired from Haworth as a Plant Manager and had worked there a total of 37 years. He and his wife Nancy have lived in the Holland/Zeeland area for the past 40 years. Married for 44 years they have two children and five grand children. Bill has been a volunteer with United Way for over 10 years mainly serving on the community allocation committees. Bill feels United Way does an excellent job leveraging the funds generated to maximize the positive impact on the community. His main interests include traveling with his wife, sports of all kinds and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

 

Frank Kennedy
Community Representative
616.402.5453
frankignatius3@gmail.com

Frank has been a Grand Haven area resident since 1973 when he started with the Dake Corporation after graduating from GVSU. Frank is a past vice president of the Grand Haven Jaycees, a founding member of the GVSU alumni association, a past president of the Western Michigan Business Marketing Association, and a board member of the American Supply and Machinery Association. He also has been a tutor and board member of READ Muskegon, an adult literacy non-profit. Currently, he is a board meber of the Tri-Cities Historical Museum, a Regatta Runners Volunteer, and a greeter at the Muskegon Museum or Art.

 

Cindy Pocock
Community Representative
cindypocock@gmail.com

Cindy retired after 25 years at the West Coast Chamber of Commerce, where she served as the Director of the Leadership programs, Small Business Liaison and event planner. Born and raised in New York City, Cindy came to Holland to attend Hope College, fell in love (with both her husband, Rob, and the City of Holland) and never left. Cindy has been involved with her church, Hope College, CASA, Kids Hope, Holland Public Schools and of course, Greater Ottawa County United Way. She believes that contributing to United Way is one of the best ways to have a positive impact on our community. Cindy enjoys traveling with her husband and seeing her grandchildren.

 

Stacey Workman
Financial Advisor, Edward Jones Investments
616.617.0190
stacey.workman@edwardjones.com

Stacey is a Financial Advisor with over 27 years experience in the securities industry. She has been with Edward Jones for over 19 years, has her AAMS (Accredited Asset Management Specialist) designation and hold Series 7, 63 and 66 licenses. Her branch office is located in downtown Holland. Stacey partners with individuals and businesses in creating a strategic, personalized financial plan to assist them in reaching their financial goals. Stacey grew up in Cascade, MI and returned to West Michigan a few years ago. She volunteers at Kids Food Basket and serves as a Community Panel Member for the Ottawa County United Way. Stacey is engaged and has a son and daughter now in college. She enjoys reading, walking and gardening. 

 

United Way Staff Relationship Managers
 

Jennifer Bryant Grondzik
Campaign Associate
616.298.0381
jgrondzik@ottawaunitedway.org
 

Tracy Plummer
Vice President of Development
616.610.9171
tplummer@ottawaunitedway.org