Jim Luginbill joins KPEP Board of Directors


Jim Luginbill

Jim Luginbill joined the KPEP Board of Directors on October 20, 2016 and will serve on the Finance Committee.

“Jim brings tremendous experience in commercial banking and finance to the board,” said KPEP President and CEO, Bill DeBoer. “But even more importantly, he brings a servant’s heart. He has been very engaged in the community and is committed to using his expertise to help KPEP grow and thrive.”

Jim grew up in the Lansing area and graduated from Michigan State University with a B.S. in Crop & Soil Science.

After five years in agribusiness, he joined Comerica Bank as a loan officer in the Agricultural Lending Group based in Kalamazoo.  He transitioned into a commercial lending position in 1987 and moved to Midland as Comerica’s Regional President in 2002.  Following a family decision to return to Kalamazoo, Jim joined Fifth Third Bank as a Team Lead for the Kalamazoo-Battle Creek Business Banking Group in 2005.  In 2016, he joined Horizon Bank as a Senior Commercial Loan Officer in that Bank’s Portage Office.

Jim is active in the community and held several leadership positions at Portage United Church of Christ.  He is a graduate of Leadership Midland and Leadership Kalamazoo.  He serves on the Finance Committee and is a past board member (president 2011-2013) of Ministry with Community.  He is a current mentor for WMU’s Seita Scholars Program.  In Midland, he served on boards of Midland Tomorrow, Little Forks Land Conservancy and the Affordable Housing Alliance.

Married since 1987, Jim and his wife, Julie, have three daughters and one grandson.