Horizon Bank Announces New Market President and VP of Govt. Loan Program

Horizon Bank Announces New Market President and VP of Govt. Loan Program

Horizon Bank announced the recent addition of Eric Evans as the new Market President for the Lake County, Indiana area. Evans will play an integral role in growing Horizon’s presence in Lake County through his business relationships, community involvement and leading our experienced and professional commercial lending team.

Eric Evans

Evans has over 20 years of commercial lending experience, with the most recent being a Senior Commercial Lending Relationship Manager. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and his MBA Degree from Purdue University.

Evan’s is a board member for Boys and Girls Club of Greater Northwest Indiana; the Lakeshore Public Media and Family Focus, Inc. He is also an active member of the Valparaiso Rotary Club.

The company also announced the recent addition of Mark R. Schoettmer as New Vice President, Government Loan Program Manager. Schoettmer will be providing oversight of all government guaranteed commercial programs, including U.S. Small Business Administration, U.S.D.A, and state and local economic development loan programs.

Schoettmer has over 30 years of experience in the financial industry including as a Vice President, SBA Specialist and Vice President, SBA Program Manager. He also had previous roles as Market President and Region President and as a Consumer Lending Manager.

Schoettmer earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Ball State University with a major in Finance. He is also completed the Graduate School of Banking at University of Wisconsin Madison. Schoettmer is a volunteer at Southside Animal Rescue in Indianapolis IN.

Horizon Bank is an SBA Preferred Lender and actively utilizes the benefits of the 7(a) and 504 programs as well as USDA and State collateral programs, to help its business customers with a variety of financial transactions including equipment and real estate purchases, business acquisitions and expansions, working capital term loans and lines of credit, and many other eligible purposes.

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