Horizon Bank Appoints Williams to Board, Hopp to Retire

Horizon Bancorp announced Daniel F. Hopp’s retirement from the board of directors and Vanessa P. Williams’ appointment to the board.

Hopp will retire from the board effective Dec.31 after serving for the past 18 years and reaching Horizon’s mandatory retirement age. Hopp joined the board of directors of Horizon Bank in 2004, and from July 2013 through June 2022, served as lead director. In his tenure, he served on the board’s Compensation and Nominating Committee as well as the Corporate Governance Committee.

“Dan has earned the admiration and respect from his fellow directors and employees for his loyalty to Horizon, personal values, good governance practices, business acumen, community service, support for diversity and love for his family,” Craig M. Dwight, chairman and CEO of Horizon, said. “In his confident and professional style, Dan provided sound counsel to Horizon’s board of directors and management team during years of rapid growth that included expansion from 10 offices located in northwest Indiana in 2004, to over 70 offices in 2022 with asset growth from $904 million to $7.7 billion,” continued Dwight.

The board appointed Williams to serve and fill Hopp’s spot, effective Jan. 1, for a term expiring at the next annual meeting of shareholders in 2023. Williams has served on Horizon Bank’s board of directors since January 1, 2022 and serves on its Asset and Liability Committee and Compensation Committee.

‘We are very grateful for Dan’s service to the board, and while he will be missed, we are extremely fortunate to welcome Vanessa to continue his legacy.” Dwight said. “Her years of experience leading legal affairs, mergers and acquisitions, third-party risk management, data privacy and security is a tremendous asset to the board, and we look forward to her contributions to the future growth of the bank.”

Williams’ current role is senior vice president and general counsel of Kelly Services, a global workforce solutions company headquartered in Troy, MI. Prior to joining Kelly Services in 2020, Williams was senior vice president, division general counsel with IHS Markit, Ltd. She served in a variety of roles, including deputy general counsel.

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