Sharon Placke is the Finance Director for the Heartland United Way—a position she has held since July 2021. Sharon is a native of Grand Island and graduated from Northwest High School. She attended the University of Nebraska – Kearney and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in accounting. Sharon began her career in public accounting and then spent 29 years as the Business Manager for Northwest Public Schools.
Sharon and her husband Steve live in the country just outside of Grand Island where they raised their children: Kyle, Katelyn and Kelsey. Besides accounting, health and wellness is very important to her. She is a co-owner of the Jazzercise Centers in Grand Island and Aurora.