Nicole Nalepa Wins Influential Woman of the Year Award


Michigan City, In –Vice President, Senior Trust Officer, Nicole Nalepa was awarded most "Influential Woman of the Year" in the Finance category at the Northwest Indiana Influential Women Association's Annual Award Banquet on September 27, 2018.


More than 700 people gathered to celebrate the achievements of more than 20 of Northwest Indiana’s female leaders at the Influential Women of Northwest Indiana Awards Banquet. Attendees included representatives from many corporate entities, as well as elected officials, entrepreneurs, nonprofit organizers, and more.


20 women received accolades in 10 different industry categories; one Influential Woman and one Up-And-Coming Woman. Also, additional special awards were distributed for overall winners, empowering business of the year, the Torch Award, community leader of the year, and supporter of the year. Winners were selected from a pool of over 200 nominees that were submitted by their peers, colleagues, family, and friends.


Nalepa has been with Horizon since 2009 and is a valuable member of their wealth management team. “Nicole has a deep understanding of guardianship and IRA rules. She uses this technical knowledge to better serve clients and guide them in their decision making.  She is well respected by other professional providers such as attorneys and judges”, stated Rachel Saxon, President and Senior Trust Officer, Horizon Trust & Investment Management. “We are very proud of Nicole and are happy to sponsor the event as well,” added Saxon.


About Northwest Indiana Influential Women Association

The mission of NIIWA is to provide women opportunities for professional growth through networking, leadership support, and education in a variety of industries. They also support the continuing advancement of women by bringing together the region’s most successful professionals in all areas of business, industry, and community service.


About Horizon Bank

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



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