James Nicholson

Jim Nicholson
James Nicholson
North Valley Bank, Zanesville, Ohio
President and CEO

Jim Nicholson is President and CEO of North Valley Bank. He joined North Valley in October 2015, returning to Zanesville after spending the prior 15 years in Northeast Ohio as part of the executive leadership team of several Northeast Ohio community banking organizations, including Regional President for Huntington Bank, CFO for Parkview Federal and CFO for Lorain National Bank. Prior to his time in Northeast Ohio, Mr. Nicholson was part of the executive management team of The First National Bank of Zanesville, serving as its President and CEO from 1996 through 2002, at which time he served as President and CEO of Unizan bank, the $2.8 billion asset successor bank to The First National Bank of Zanesville. Before entering the banking industry, he practiced in public accounting with Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) in Columbus, Ohio.

Mr. Nicholson earned his Bachelor of Arts, Accounting from Muskingum University, graduating Summa Cum Laude and Salutatorian. He also graduated from The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business Huntington Executive Leadership Program.