Horizon Bank Adds to Diversity Business Council

Horizon Bank Adds to Diversity Business Council

Horizon BankHorizon 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 current members.

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:

  • Cristal Alcantar
    Mortgage Originator Small Business Lender, Horizon Bank
  • Dr. Vanessa Allen McCloud
    President & Chief Executive Officer, Urban League of Northwest Indiana
  • Yolanda Davis
    Vice President, Community Reinvestment Act Officer, Horizon Bank
  • Alexis Harris
    Branch Manager, Horizon Bank
  • James D. Neff
    President, Horizon Bancorp & Horizon Bank
  • Kristen Noonan
    Program Coordinator, Purdue University Northwest
  • Jerry Price
    Manager, Diversity and Inclusion, Spectrum Health Lakeland
  • Holly M. Schoof
    Advertising & Promotions Manager, Horizon Bank
  • Kathi Tilling
    Human Resources Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Horizon Bank
  • Simon Vega
    Assistant Vice President, Bilingual Branch Manager, Horizon Bank
  • Noe S. Najera
    Senior Vice President, Retail Lending, Horizon Bank
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