Vice President, New Business Development


Michael Lakin, Vice President, New Business Development, leads the development of the strategic delivery of employee benefit programs. With more than 15 years of experience in the employee benefit industry, Mike helps to design benefit packages that create equitable strategies for both employers and employees while enhancing employee retention and recruitment as well as containing long-term cost increases. The core values and culture of HORAN mirror those to which Mike strives to adhere. Mike’s leadership, expertise and drive make a difference by enabling HORAN to stay ahead of employee benefit trends.

Areas of Expertise

Turning Data into Action
Business Planning


  • Dan Beard Council Good Scout Award Lunch Steering Committee
  • United Way Impact Cabinet
  • Brighton Center Board Member
  • Cincinnati Business Courier - Forty Under 40 Class of 2018

Michael R. Lakin

Favorite HORAN Fundamental
Do What's Best for the Client