Staff Spotlight: Dennis Burke
Good morning and welcome to Familiar Faces Friday! It has been such a pleasure for us getting to introduce you to our staff here at United Way of Lake County. This week we are excited to introduce Dennis Burke who is our Manager for New Business.
When did you start working at United Way of Lake County?
July 1, 2017.
What is your title and role?
Manager, New Business. I’m here to secure new business partners, introduce new products and services such as 211, while also enhancing relationships with existing clients.
What made you want to be a part of this organization?
I had an awareness of United Way and had long been a supporter including serving as a departmental campaign coordinator when I worked at Abbott Laboratories. I was introduced to UWLC by a member of the Finance Committee. I was struck by the passion of the people that I met and their commitment to the children and families of Lake County.
Which of United Way’s programs do you connect to most and why?
There is no special program, but rather our overall mission to advocate for the health education and financial stability of all Lake County residents that resonates with me. I have had the opportunity to attend campaign kick-offs featuring speakers from sponsored agencies as well as various volunteer engagements, and each is inspiring in its own way.
What is your favorite part of your job here?
As a resident of Lake County, I am awe struck by the tremendous need for services that exists within our community. I am proud to be affiliated with UWLC and the energetic and committed staff that work here. It is also invigorating to share our mission with future supporters.
When you are not at work, what kinds of things do you do with your time?
My wife Jan and I enjoy the Cubs, golf, cycling for pleasure and spending time with our adult children, extended family, and friends. Fun fact – we really dig snow shoeing and cross country skiing in the Lake County Forest Preserves. Bring on the blizzard!
Thank you for joining us this week for another Familiar Faces Friday. Catch up on our past Staff Spotlights here.