J. Lance Carter
President and Chief Operating Officer
J. Lance Carter is President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company and of Heartland Bank. Mr. Carter joined the Company in 2001 and served as Heartland Bank’s Chief Credit Officer from March 2010 to December 2018. He was named Chief Operating Officer of Heartland Bank in June 2015. Mr. Carter’s responsibilities include oversight of loan approval, loan operations, special assets, finance, risk management, and retail. Mr. Carter holds a BS in Finance and an MBA from the University of Illinois. He has also completed the Graduate School of Banking at University of Wisconsin—Madison. Mr. Carter serves on our board and on the board of Heartland Bank.