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.

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2018-2019 Relationship Managers

Wayne DeBruyn, CFP®
Wealth Advisor, Hilliard Lyons, Holland

Bio: Wayne is a Wealth Advisor with Hilliard Lyons.  He holds a Certified Financial Planner -CFP® designation.  He 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 Financial Network, Grand Haven

Bio: A Grand Haven resident since 1991 and I live with my wife Martha. I am a 33-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, a board member of Extended Grace, 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

Bio: 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

Bio: 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.

Jerry Morlock
Director of Business Development, Axios HR/Staffing Inc.

Bio: My wife, Cindy Spielmaker, and I have been Grand Haven residents since 1986. Since 2014, I have been director of business development in Ottawa and Muskegon counties for Axios HR/Staffing Inc. We are a West Michigan human resources company that provides services including staffing and recruiting, payroll, benefits (including health insurance) and benefits administration for small to medium-sized employers. Before 2011, I worked for more than 25 years as a newspaper reporter and editor in Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Lansing and Kansas City. I am an active volunteer ambassador for both the Holland and Muskegon chambers of commerce, and a member of the Lakeshore Human Resources Management Association and Employers Association of West Michigan. I enjoy spending time with my family, kayaking, fishing, bicycling and cross-country skiing.

Kevin O’Keefe
Banking Center Manager, Chemical Bank

Bio: A lifelong resident of Holland, my wife Amy and 3 children reside in the city of Holland.  I have been in the financial services industry for 19 years.  I am involved with the Michigan West Coast Chamber of commerce and the Holland Rotary Group.  I have been the Boys Varsity tennis coach for Holland High School for 9 years.  I am the Banking Center Manager at our Downtown Holland location. 

Rick Schaap
Community Representative

Bio: Rick retired from Lake Michigan Credit Union in 2016 as branch manager of the Grand Haven office. Prior to that he worked for a large regional bank and also spent more than 20 years working for the Advance Newspapers and the Booth Newspaper group in the advertising departments. He has lived in Grand Haven since 1993 and his sons graduated from Grand Haven Public Schools. Both sons share his interest in the non profit field as his oldest lives in California and works full time for a non profit while pursuing his college degree. His youngest has moved back home after working with Americorp in Nevada. He is working full time as he considers his options for the future. Rick enjoys hiking, golf, motorcycle riding, music and volunteering. He has found the United Way to be a great way to be involved in and give back to the community that has supported him and his family.

Stacey Workman
Financial Advisor, Edward Jones Investments

Bio: 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.   Prior to a recent injury, she enjoyed running (ran in both Chicago and NYC marathons), but now enjoys reading, walking and gardening.  

Erin Zylman
Financial Advisor, Edward Jones Investments

Bio: Erin is a financial advisor for Edward Jones and has a passion for serving the financial needs of the serious, individual investor. Erin has an office in Holland, MI and works with her clients to assist them with planning for retirement, college education, saving on unwanted taxes, planning for the unexpected, and estate transitions. She has worked in the financial services industry for over 15 years, most recently spending 9 years in the banking industry in various positions. Erin attended Spring Arbor University and holds Series 7 and 65 licenses. She also serves as a Community Panel Member for the Ottawa County United Way, and has been helping to delegate community funds with this organization for over nine years. She grew up in Jackson County and moved to Ottawa County 12 years ago. She and her husband Steve are raising a family of 4 children. Erin loves to travel, go to concerts, cooking, and spending time with family and friends.