Dave Rose Set to Retire from Horizon Bank


Michigan City, Indiana — Dave Rose, Market President of Porter County Indiana for Horizon Bank, has announced his retirement as of July 7, 2017.


In 1980 after receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance from Indiana University, Rose started his banking career with Horizon and has served in the capacity of Senior Auditor, Senior Operations Officer, Senior Retail Officer and most recently as Market President.


Throughout his career at Horizon Bank, Rose has always been an advocate for local businesses to become community partners.  He actively promoted this “give back” mentality through his day to day actions and interactions with fellow employees, community members, and local businesses.  He is the first to roll up his sleeves and help in any community project. Looking back on his career, Rose says, “Working for one outstanding financial institution like Horizon,  its’ committed employees and communities that we serve for almost 4 decades is truly a rare opportunity that I will never forget and will always continue to support.”   


Rose is very active in the communities around him. He currently serves on the Boards of Porter Regional Hospital, Porter County Community Foundation and Valparaiso Economic Development Commission. Rose has served on the Board of Directors of the Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce, the Valparaiso Economic Development Commission, Boy Scouts of America Calumet District, United Way of Porter County, Dollars for Scholars, Porter County Community Foundation, Porter Stark Services, Valparaiso Rotary, John G. Blank Center for the Arts, and the Michigan City Redevelopment Commission. He is the past recipient of several distinguished awards, including the Valparaiso Community Leader of the Year, Horizon's John A. Garrettson Leadership and Burton B. Ruby Community Service Awards. 


As for the next chapter for Rose, he says he plans to spend a great deal of time traveling and looking for new opportunities to support our communities. 


Assuming Dave’s role as Market President of Porter County will be Mark Ritzi.  Mark holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Ball State University.  As the top mortgage officer at the Bank for the last 17 years, Mark is also a well-known and an active volunteer in Porter County where he has called home for the past 25 years.  Mark will continue his role originating mortgage loans, with some anticipated added mortgage loan support, and will also lead Porter County’s sales and business development efforts. 


About Horizon

Horizon Bancorp is a locally owned, independent, commercial bank holding company serving Northern and Central Indiana and Southwest and Central Michigan and Northwest Ohio through its commercial banking subsidiary Horizon Bank, NA. Horizon also offers mortgage-banking services throughout the Midwest. Horizon Bancorp may be reached online at www.horizonbank.com. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol HBNC.


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