Horizon Bancorp (NASDAQ:HBNC) is headquartered in Michigan City, Indiana. It is a locally owned, independent, bank holding company serving Northern and Central Indiana and Southwest and Central Michigan. It offers banking, investment and trust services and provides mortgage banking services throughout the Midwest. The Company's principal subsidiaries are Horizon Bank, N.A and Horizon Trust and Investment Management, N.A.
Presenter - Craig M. Dwight, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Craig Dwight began his career with Horizon Bank in 1979 and through 1985 held several positions including branch manager, human resources director and commercial loan officer.
In 1985, Mr. Dwight began working for First of America Bank in Holland, Michigan as Vice President and Senior Commercial Loan Officer. During his tenure at First of America he was responsible for improving asset quality; while at the same time doubled the size of the loan portfolio within five years and led the state of Michigan in total loans enrolled into the Capital Access Loan Program.
In 1990, Mr. Dwight returned to Michigan City and Horizon Bank as Vice President and Senior Commercial Loan Officer. In 1997, he became Executive Vice President responsible for all sales and lending areas of the company. He was named President of Horizon Bank in 1998 and Chairman & Chief Executive Officer in 2003. In 2013, he was also named Chairman of Horizon Bancorp. Under his leadership, Horizon increased its total assets from $360 million to over $2.6 billion and has reported strong earnings and uninterrupted dividends. Since 2008, Horizon been recognized for its financial performance and community relations by numerous entities including the KBW Bank Honor Roll, US Banker and ABA Magazines, Raymond James & Associates, The Michigan City News-Dispatch, The Urban League of Northwest Indiana and Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly.
In 2010, Mr. Dwight was named one of Northwest Indiana’s top CEOs by the Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly Magazine. In 2003 and 2004, he was named by the local newspaper as supervisor of the year.
Throughout his life Mr. Dwight has been active in the community. He has served and chaired the regional hospital board, United Way of La Porte County and the local economic development corporation. In addition, he has chaired several fund raising campaigns including the United Way, Salvation Army, Boys and Girls Club, The Martin Luther King Center, Michigan City Area Schools and the YMCA. Mr. Dwight has also served on the Michigan City Aviation Commission, the Michigan City Economic Development Commission, Purdue North Central Advisory Board and the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank’s Community Financial Institutions Counsel.
Craig Dwight received his B. A. in Business Administration from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana in 1979 with a concentration in accounting.
Craig and Pam Dwight have been happily married for thirty-three years; have three wonderful children and one beautiful granddaughter. Craig and his family enjoy hiking, skiing, boating and the great outdoors.
Presenter - Mark E. Secor, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Mark Secor joined Horizon Bank in 2007. In 2009, he was named Chief Financial Officer and was promoted to Executive Vice President in 2014. During his tenure, Horizon has grown from $1.3 billion to $2.6 billion in total assets and has been recognized for its financial performance and community relations by numerous entities including the KBW Bank Honor Roll, US Banker and ABA Magazines, Raymond James & Associates, The Michigan City News-Dispatch, The Urban League of Northwest Indiana and Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly.
Prior to Horizon, Mr. Secor was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Secretary for St. Joseph Capital Corporation. He was also an Audit Engagement Senior Manager for Crowe Horwath LLP for 11 years, where he was responsible for financial statement audits, internal audit engagements, benefit plan audits, and regulatory attestation engagements. He is a Certified Public Accountant and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Financial Managers Society.
Mr. Secor earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Vennard College in University Park, Iowa and Bachelor of Art degrees in Business Management and Accounting from William Penn University, Oskaloosa, Iowa where he received the Top Student Academic Achievement Award.
At his local church, Mr. Secor serves as a Church Board Member, Community Center Board Member and Teacher and also serves as a Board Member for Hubbard Hill Estates Retirement Community.
Mr. Secor and his wife live in LaPorte, IN and have two children.
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