GAHANNA, Ohio, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- G. Scott McComb, Chairman, President and CEO of Heartland Bank announced today that William J. Schottenstein was elected to the Board of Directors of Heartland Bank on March 18. He has also been nominated to the slate of directors of Heartland BancCorp, whose annual meeting is Tuesday, April 22. In making today's announcement, Scott McComb stated: "We are excited and honored to have Bill Schottenstein on Heartland's Board. Heartland manages risks via experienced directors from various expertise and backgrounds, and he would be considered an expert in his business. Mr. Schottenstein will fill an existing void from the developer, leasing, and real estate perspective, as well as the downtown Columbus market." Mr. Schottenstein is a resident of Columbus, Ohio and principal in Arshot Investment Corporation. He graduated with honors from the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce at the University of Pennsylvania. Following his undergraduate work, he attended New York University Law School and then graduated from The Ohio State University College of Law. Prior to forming Arshot Investment Corporation with his brother in 1982, Bill practiced with two New York City law firms. Arshot is a niche real estate developer which takes pride in effectuating a variety of innovative and challenging projects, many of which involve the adaptive reuse of urban landmarks. Mr. Schottenstein is a member of the Brewery District Commission, past member of the Bexley City Council, past Chair of the Bexley Main Street Commission, past director and treasurer of the Columbus Academy, past member of the Ohio Public Works Commission and past member of the Columbus Landmarks Foundation. Following his election to the Board, Mr. Schottenstein said "I am distinctly honored to join the Heartland Bank board. I know Heartland Bank to be a first-rate organization that takes a lot of pride in being a community bank. I look forward to working with the other board members in carrying on the bank's tradition and meeting the needs of its customers,"