James Neff has been
elected president of both Horizon Bancorp and its wholly owned subsidiary,
According to a
statement released today, Neff was elected to the position by Horizon’s
boards of directors on Dec. 19. In addition, Neff will sit on Horizon Bank’s
board. The promotion was effective on Jan. 1.
“Mr. Neff has been
an integral part of Horizon’s executive management team since 1999 and a
major contributor to Horizon’s success,” Horizon Chair and CEO Craig Dwight
said. “As President, Mr. Neff will oversee retail banking, community
reinvestment, retail mortgage, warehouse and consumer lending. His expanded
authority and responsibilities will ensure Horizon’s continued commitment to
excellence and profitable growth.”
Neff joined Horizon
in October 1999 as Senior Vice President Mortgage Warehouse Lending and was
promoted to Executive Vice President in January 2004. In 2016, Neff assumed
additional responsibilities over consumer lending. During his tenure with
Horizon, Neff’s “areas of responsibility have continued to grow, while
maintaining proper internal controls and efficiency,” the statement said.
Neff graduated from
Purdue University North Central with a degree in liberal arts and business
administration. He and his family reside in LaPorte County.