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James Neff is Horizon Bank's new president

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James Neff has been elected president of both Horizon Bancorp and its wholly owned subsidiary, Horizon Bank.

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.



Posted 1/3/2018





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