Michigan City, Indiana — Horizon Bank announces the latest member of its Diversity Business Council: Alexis Harris, Branch Manager at the Benton Harbor, Michigan location. As part of the Council, Harris will help to provide oversight for the bank’s many outreach efforts, with the goal of reaching diverse groups in the areas it serves.
Role of the Horizon Bank Diversity Business Council
The Diversity Business Council plays a critical role in the overall operations of the bank, as a link between the financial institution and the community. The Council is responsible for addressing a broad range of activities intended to better serve customers and team members alike, including:
- attracting and retaining a diverse customer and employment base
- assisting with establishment and planning of diversity training programs
- ensuring that product and service offerings will meet the needs of, and appeal to, all customers
- recommending and monitoring the bank’s outreach efforts to diverse groups
Members Honored with Display
All Council members have been honored for their work with a prominent, new display in the Horizon Bank corporate office, next to the Board of Directors. The display wall features the names and photos of currentmembers.
The Diversity Business Council was formed in January 2004 and was comprised in-house Advisors from the Bank. In 2012, community representatives were added to ensure broader regional engagement, and inclusion of insights from external perspectives.
Current Council Members
Those currently serving on the bank’s Diversity Business Council include:
Mortgage Originator Small Business Lender, Horizon Bank
Dr. Vanessa Allen McCloud
President & Chief Executive Officer, Urban League of Northwest Indiana
Vice President, Community Reinvestment Act Officer, Horizon Bank
Branch Manager, Horizon Bank
James D. Neff
President, Horizon Bancorp & Horizon Bank
Program Coordinator, Purdue University Northwest
Manager, Diversity and Inclusion, Spectrum Health Lakeland
Holly M. Schoof
Advertising & Promotions Manager, Horizon Bank
Human Resources Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Horizon Bank
Assistant Vice President, Bilingual Branch Manager, Horizon Bank
Noe S. Najera
Senior Vice President, Retail Lending, Horizon Bank
About Horizon Bancorp, Inc.
Horizon Bank, Inc. is an independent, commercial bank holding company serving Indiana and Michigan through its commercial banking subsidiary, Horizon Bank. Horizon Bank may be reached online at www.horizonbank.com. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol HBNC.