Board of Directors
Our Board of Directors oversee the fiscal health of Opportunity Works CT, as well as contribute to helping maintain a high quality standard for our programs.
Lynn is Human Resource Manager at Willington Nameplate, Inc. a nameplate manufacturer in Stafford Springs, CT. Lynn’s father started the business in 1965 and she currently is co-owns it with her brother, Michael. She has been in many capacities in the company during her 39 year tenure, including production, accounts payable, accounts receivable and purchasing. She has been in her current HR position for over 15 years.
Lynn’s desire to get involved with non-profit organizations was back in 1988 when she and her husband started volunteering at the Salvation Army’s Holiday Meal Programs. This grew to volunteering at the annual SA Giving Tree event and sponsoring families in need during the holiday season. Before long she was volunteering and helping out with various fundraisers for different organizations. Through an employee of OWC, she got involved with their fundraisers and quickly came to see what an incredible organization it is. She wanted to do more to be a part of their team and felt being on the board, she could work with them to continue to achieve their goals and support their mission.
Lynn is married with no children and lives in Stafford Springs, CT. She is a long time Connecticut resident, growing up in Willington and Tolland. In fact, the building in which her father started Willington Nameplate Inc. is the same building that Opportunity Works Connecticut started out in 2009.
She and her husband, Jeff enjoy spending time with family and friends. Lynn loves to travel, read and do volunteer work.
Kristin is the sole owner of the Penny Hanley & Howley, a full service, independent insurance agency originally founded in 1865 which she took over from her father, CT State Senator Tony Guglielmo. Kristin joined forces with Insurance Provider Group of Wethersfield CT to expand products and service capabilities. Kristin is a Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC). She continues to pursue professional education in order to better serve her clients in an ever changing insurance landscape.
Kristin believes in giving back to the community where she lives and works. She and her family support many local organizations and is a member of the local Rotary. Kristin served as the treasurer of her father’s campaigns for CT State Senate for 10 years. Using her IT experience as the former President of the Applied Systems Computer User Group within her industry, Kristin helped bring an internet safety program for schools in her community to keep children safe. One of her favorite accomplishment is helping start the Trick or Treat on Main Street in Stafford in 2012 with an average attendance of 2,000 participants. Among her other community service includes fundraising for the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Ashford for over 10 years, organizing Stafford families and children to send care packages to our military men and women serving overseas, and Adopt a Veteran for Christmas that deliver presents and thoughtful Christmas cards to veterans at the CT Veteran’s Hospital.
Kristin is a 1992 Phi Beta Kapa/Magna Cum Laude graduate of the University of Connecticut. She is married with three children, two of which are adopted. She enjoys family time with her husband and children, especially watching them play sports and relaxing at the beach. Kristin values consistent loyalty, honesty and kindness.
Bill is skilled in digital marketing and search strategies with over 15 years of consulting, speaking, and in-house experience. Bill has served as a Director of Digital Marketing and International Search Engine Consultant for Siemens Industry and as the Director for the Digital Marketing Center of Expertise at Dräger Medical. He is a master at uncovering and supporting customer intent to drive web traffic, and now runs Digital Marketing Fuel, LLC a digital marketing and SEO consulting company.
Bill has experience developing, implementing, consulting and managing digital marketing and international strategies in matrix companies to drive profits with a focus on increasing traffic and online conversions. He is recognized as a successful senior-level digital marketing professional with experience in industrial, medical, municipal, B2B and B2C markets. Bill has 20+ years of senior management experience which allows him to see the larger goals beyond individual projects to focus on what's important and the overall benefit long term.
Bill previously served on the Board of March Inc. of Manchester an Assisted Living Non-Profit, and received The Tolland Soccer Volunteer of the Year Award for starting the first Special Needs Soccer Division in the Eastern Connecticut