LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz.—June 13, 2016— To better manage high loan demand at its new Mesa branch, locally owned and operated Horizon Community Bank has appointed Jim Nelson as senior commercial lending manager.
Highly accomplished with more than 33 years in the banking industry, Nelson will be responsible for managing commercial lending at the bank’s Mesa branch, along with growing its loan portfolio, managing customer relationships and promoting business banking products throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area. Most recently chief credit officer at Goldwater Bank, Nelson has robust expertise growing deposits, implementing policies and infrastructures, handling due-diligence and compliance, and making key credit decisions.
“I’m particularly excited that Horizon Community Bank is locally owned and operated. By helping it grow deposits and borrowers, I’m helping the very community that I live in because the dollars remain in our neighborhood. I’m a huge believer in local first,” states Nelson. “It’s also a bank with a robust line of products ranging from construction and SBA (Small Business Administration) loans through permanent loans, working capital loans, business lines-of-credit and more. My background completely fits their business banking focus and I’m very pleased to join the team.”
Nelson will report to Scott Dickman, newly appointed market president of Greater Maricopa County.
Nelson’s past positions also include Pinnacle Bank, Compass Bank, Wells Fargo, Chase Bank of Arizona, First Federal Bank and Community Bank of Arizona. Nelson has a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Arizona State University and lives in Fountain Hills.
Horizon Community Bank is a locally owned and operated FDIC insured bank with branches in Fort Mohave, Lake Havasu City, Mesa, Parker and Quartzsite. It has almost 80 employees and provides high-touch, customized financial services to those in the healthcare, transportation, real estate, and technology industries, as well as general commercial and consumer services. Horizon Community Bank is a subsidiary of holding company Horizon Bancorp, Inc.
Horizon Community Bank supports local communities. April’s non-profit partner of the month is K-12 Foundation. Learn more at HorizonCommunityBank.com.