Horizon Assembles Local Team Committed to Indiana

October 1, 2013 10:01 AM

INDIANAPOLIS – Horizon Bank is in the midst of its expansion in downtown Indianapolis, with a focus on local leadership.
The bank has assembled a team of local lenders who have proven their commitment to the success of Indianapolis. These commercial banking experts have been recruited by Horizon from other respected local financial institutions because of their track record in central Indiana.
One of these new members of Horizon Bank, Bill Denton, has been named the Market President for Marion & Hamilton Counties. He explained that he was excited to work with such an extraordinary group of local financial professionals.
“The team of lenders we have assembled is truly second to none when it comes to experience helping Indianapolis business succeed,” Denton said. “We have individuals with decades of knowledge concerning this area of the state, and they haven’t missed a beat since becoming part of the Horizon family.”
Prior to joining Horizon Bank, Denton was part of Indiana Bank and Trust Company. He is one of several familiar faces who will be working at the Horizon headquarters, which is set to open at 302 North Alabama Street in downtown Indianapolis early next year.   Another longtime Indianapolis financial expert, Business Banker Sandra Moffett, has also joined the team. Before coming to Horizon Bank, Moffett worked at BMO Harris for more than 19 years, most recently as Vice President, Private Banking.
During her time in Indianapolis, she has become known as a key partner to a wide variety of local business owners and downtown professionals, many of whom have sung her praises.  “I care deeply about helping local business succeed in Indianapolis and Central Indiana as a whole,” Moffett said. “I have spent my entire career doing my part to make sure hardworking Hoosiers get the resources they need, and I am looking forward to continuing that work with Horizon Bank.”
Moffett and Denton are just two members of the local banking team local who have joined Horizon with the directive to help Indianapolis thrive.
These experts are poised to lead the way for small businesses and commercial bankers, while fostering relationships with companies throughout Central Indiana. Their areas of expertise range from treasury management to mortgage and commercial loans and much more.
But the most important prerequisite that Horizon Bank identified when assembling the Indianapolis team, according to Denton, was a commitment to fostering local success.

“We were able to recruit a team with such impressive experience because we stressed that dedication to the Indianapolis metro market,” Denton said. “These individuals take that priority very seriously, and it is what attracted them to Horizon in the first place.”
Meet Your Business Banking Team
The new downtown Horizon Bank will be located at 302 North Alabama Street in Indianapolis. Below is a list of the local lenders who have joined Horizon.
Bill Denton – Market President, Marion & County/Indianapolis
Serving Indianapolis for 37 Years
John Travis – Senior Vice President, Commercial Loan Group Manager
Serving Indianapolis for 25 Years
Stacey Roberts  - Vice President, Senior Commercial Loan Officer
Serving Indianapolis for 20 Years
Jeff Magginnis – Vice President, Senior Commercial Loan Officer
Serving Indianapolis for 20 Years
Jim Gray
Vice President, Senior Commercial Loan Officer
Serving Indianapolis for 16 Years
Dave Voris – Vice President, Treasury Management Officer
Serving Indianapolis for 37 Years
Gloria Letner – Assistant Vice President, Treasury Management Sales
Serving Indianapolis for 23 Years
Sandra Moffett – Vice President, Business Banker
Serving Indianapolis for 30 Years
Diane Renforth – Vice President, Senior Trust Officer, Investments
Serving Indianapolis for 25 Years
Dave Van Ness – ESOP Trust Officer, Investments
Serving Indianapolis for 2 Years
Cindy Bell – Mortgage Loan Originator
Serving Indianapolis for 34 Years
Some of Horizon Bank’s recent accolades include:

  • Nationally recognized as one of the top 200 community banks by US Banker magazine for financial performance 2008-2012
  • Named to the Keefe, Bruyette & Woods (KBW) Honor Roll – only 43 banks nationwide selected for this honor (2nd consecutive year)
  • Named Top 10% of Community Banks receiving First Annual Raymond James Community Bankers Cup

Horizon Bancorp is a locally owned, independent, commercial bank holding company serving Northern and Central Indiana and Southwest Michigan through its commercial banking subsidiary, Horizon Bank, which also operates under the “Heartland Community Bank a Horizon Bank Company” name in certain markets.  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 Market under the symbol HBNC.           


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