Michigan City-based Horizon Bank has named James Neff president of both Horizon Bancorp and Horizon Bank. He will also serve on the board of directors. Neff began his banking career in 1978 with First of America Bank in La Porte. He joined Horizon in October 1999 as senior vice president mortgage warehouse lending and was promoted to executive vice president in January 2004. In 2016, he assumed additional responsibilities over consumer lending.

Neff currently serves on the Purdue University Northwest Advisory Board, the Sinai Forum Board and he is a member of the Michigan City Rotary Club. In addition, he has been the past president and campaign chairman of the Greater LaPorte County United Way and served at all levels of the United Way’s annual campaign.

Neff is a graduate of the LaPorte County Leadership program and past associate member of LaPorte County Board of Realtors, LaPorte County Home Builders Association and the Michigan City Community Development Corp. He has been a Salvation Army bell ringing volunteer for the past 23 years.

Neff graduated from Purdue University North Central with a degree in liberal arts and business administration.