Press Release

Bank Executive to Discuss ‘Morality in Business’

March 28, 2018 – by Cole Hatcher

Heartland Bank’s G. Scott McComb to Speak April 12 at Ohio Wesleyan University

G. Scott McComb

DELAWARE, Ohio – G. Scott McComb, chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Gahanna, Ohio-based Heartland Bank, will discuss “Morality in Business” when he presents Ohio Wesleyan University’s 2018 Heisler Business Ethics Lecture.

McComb will speak at 7:30 p.m. April 12 in Benes Room B of OWU’s Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, 40 Rowland Ave., Delaware.

McComb joined Heartland in 1999, and launched its first internet bank. Today, Heartland has more than $683 million in assets and 12 branches in the metropolitan Columbus area.

Before joining the banking industry, McComb was an entrepreneur, launching several successful businesses.

As a 20-year-old college student, McComb started a security system and installation company. Following that, he started a locksmith service, and a construction, inspection, and cleaning business. In 1998, McComb sold his security system entity to, and became vice president of, Vector Security, then the 11th-largest security system provider in the United States.

He joined Heartland Bank in 1999 as director of internet banking. Next, he became part of the senior management team, serving all aspects of the bank as senior vice president in charge of customer relationship management. He was promoted to executive vice president/chief operating office in 2004 and president in 2008.

Ohio Wesleyan’s annual Heisler Business Ethics Lecture is funded by the Heisler Family Endowment for the Study of Ethics, which honors university graduates James Heisler, Class of 1938; Robert Heisler, Class of 1942; and Bruce Heisler, Class of 1949. The lecture is sponsored by the university’s Woltemade Center for Economics, Business and Entrepreneurship, which helps students to integrate business theory and practice, and provides lectures and other resources to benefit students, faculty, and the local community. The mission of The Woltemade Center is to enhance academic programming and provide real-world opportunities to create future business and world leaders. Learn more at

Founded in 1842, Ohio Wesleyan University is one of the nation’s premier liberal arts universities. Located in Delaware, Ohio, the private university offers more than 90 undergraduate majors and competes in 23 NCAA Division III varsity sports. Through Ohio Wesleyan’s signature OWU Connection program, students integrate knowledge across disciplines, build a diverse and global perspective, and apply their knowledge in real-world settings. Ohio Wesleyan is featured in the book “Colleges That Change Lives” and included in the U.S. News & World Report and Princeton Review “best colleges” lists. Learn more at