Lake Havasu City, AZ – The Board of Directors of Horizon Community Bank welcomes Jerry Ernst as their new President and Chief Executive Officer.
Jerry brings with him 20 years of CEO experience ranging from bank start up operations to banks with $350 Million in assets. Jerry recently was the President/CEO and Director of Providence Bank, in Winter Haven Florida. Under his direction he formulated a strategy and increased loans, deposits and changed the culture to a positive sales and service force. During the 90’s, Jerry was located in Lake Havasu City, where he served as President/CEO and Director of a denovo bank. Through his direction the bank was profitable in 5 months.
Jerry earned a degree from Western Illinois University and completed the Graduate School of Retail Banking at the University of Virginia. Jerry is a long time member of Rotary, served as the President of Mohave County Airport Authority; United Way Campaign Chair; President of Lake Havasu Visitors and Convention Bureau; President, Lake Havasu Chamber of Commerce; President, Western Independent Bankers Association; and Chairman of the Lake Havasu Economic Development Corporation.
Jerry has been married 33 years, has 4 adult children and enjoys reading, music, sports, crossword and travel. It’s with great pleasure Horizon Community Bank welcomes Jerry Ernst.