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My name is Tracey Hornbeck and I joined Legacy Trust just 8 weeks ago as Chief Operating Officer and CFO. After 20 years in the industry with a larger institution, it was time to make a change. I carefully thought through what was most important to me in my next career move as well as the qualities I would need in my next employer.  I am not the type of person to change jobs often, so it was imperative to take my time and find the right fit. Some of my core guiding principles were:

  • Integrity Matters – I believe where you work and how you work is part of your identity. The company I would align with must have the highest level of integrity and a trusted reputation.
  • Local Matters – It matters to me and it matters to this community. People in West Michigan and Grand Rapids in particular take care of one another and want to do business with each other.
  • Community Matters – I am very involved in our community. Choosing an organization that not only supports involvement, but places a high value on it was important to me.
  • Growth Matters – Finding a company with an entrepreneurial spirit was key. There is something special about being part of a growth story and having the ability to directly impact the outcome.

Those guiding principles led me to Legacy Trust.  I can truly affirm the company in which I put my faith is living out all that is important to me. I have a strong sense of pride for who we are as an organization and how we conduct our business. Every employee (and trust me, we have some incredible talent here) is committed to living out Legacy’s values. Legacy is local and committed to this community. Not only does it stand behind organizations with which employees are involved but it created its own community imprint with LTAC (The Legacy Trust Award Collection; to learn more: And lastly, the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and strong.  I sense it every day among the employees. But I was equally impressed in my first board meeting earlier this month. Our board is special — the mix of talent, diverse skill sets and level of engagement could rival any large publicly traded board in the Fortune 500. Each member expressed a personal commitment in helping Legacy achieve its goals.

So as we celebrate this joyous season, I am particularly grateful to be amongst an amazing team that lives by values I hold dear.

Warm Wishes and Happy Holidays,

Tracey Hornbeck

Legacy Trust and Your Right to Financial Privacy

At Legacy Trust we have established policies and practices that respect the financial privacy of all individuals who use our trust company. We believe it is critical to comply with the laws and regulations designed to secure your financial privacy. Your relationship with us as our client is very important to us, and we want you to understand our policies and practices about handling your information.

This Policy applies to you – This Policy applies to our relationships with individual clients who inquire about or obtain products or services from us for personal, family and household purposes.

Strict security measures – We take the security of information very seriously. We have established security standards and procedures to prevent access to client information. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to guard client information.

Limited employee access – We have established procedures to limit employee access to information to only those employees with a business reason for accessing such information. We educate our employees about the importance of confidentiality and client privacy. We take appropriate disciplinary measures to enforce employee responsibilities regarding client information.

Why we collect information – We collect information about you to:

  • accurately identify you;
  • protect and administer your records, accounts and funds;
  • help us design or improve our products and services;
  • understand your financial needs;
  • save you time when you apply for new products and services; offer you quality products and services; and comply with certain laws and regulations;

We collect information – We collect and maintain your personal information so that we can provide investment management and other services to you. The types and categories of information that we collect and maintain about you include:

  • Information we receive from you to open an account or provide investment advice or other services to you (such as your home address, social security number, telephone, financial information and investment objectives).
  • Information that we generate to service your account or from our transactions with you (such as account statements and other financial information).
  • Information on your transactions with nonaffiliated third parties.

We have established procedures so that the financial information we collect is accurate, current and complete. We are committed to work with you to promptly correct any inaccurate information.

Our selective sharing of information – In order for us to provide investment management and other services to you, we do disclose your personal information in very limited instances, which include:

  • Disclosures to nonaffiliated companies as permitted by law, including those who help us service your account (such as providing account information to brokers and custodians).
  • Other limited disclosures as permitted by law, for example, required reports to government entities.

We do not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes. We do not sell your information.

Former clients – If you end your relationship with us, we will continue to adhere to the privacy policies and practices described in this notice.


Important Information About Procedures For Opening A New Account

To help the government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, Federal law requires all financial institutions to obtain, verify and record information that identifies each person who opens an account.

What this means for you: When you open an account, we will ask for your name, address, date of birth and other information that will allow us to identify you. We may also ask to see your driver’s license or other identifying documents.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause; however, federal law prohibits us from waiving these requirements.

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