Michigan City-based Harbour Trust & Investment Management Co. has promoted Michael Hackett (pictured) to senior vice president and director of personal trust and marketing. He has been with the company for 19 years. Hackett began his career in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Harbour Trust in 2001, he spent eight years serving as a personal trust administrator with JP Morgan Chase. Hackett successfully completed the Personal Trust School program through Cannon Financial Institute at the University of Notre Dame. He earned the designation of Certified Trust Financial Advisor in 1997. Hackett is the head of new business development at Harbour Trust and serves as head of the IRA Division. He has served three terms as president of the Michigan City Rotary Club and as Rotary District 6540 Assistant District Governor. He is the acting board president for the Lubeznik Center for the Arts.

Also, Brian Merrill has been promoted to the senior management team and named vice president. He has been with the company for more than eight years. Merrill started his investment career in 1995, spending six years with Horizon Bank and Old National Trust as a portfolio manager and investment officer, specializing in portfolio management of high net worth and retirement accounts. Merrill has been with the company since 2008 as an investment officer. Also, in his role as chairman of the Investment Committee, Merrill guides a team of trust professionals in developing asset allocation strategy and selecting individual investment assets for the company’s clients. He received his B.S. degree in Corporate Financial Management from the Ball State University Honors College.

Dayna Pedzinski (pictured) has been promoted to trust tax officer and operations manager. She has been with the company for two years. Pedzinski graduated from Indiana University, where she received her bachelor’s degree in Financial Management.

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