James Nicholson

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

Jim Nicholson is the president and CEO of North Valley Bank of Zanesville, Ohio. He joined North Valley in October 2015, returning to Zanesville after spending 15 years as part of the executive leadership teams for several Northeast Ohio community banking organizations. These included serving as a regional president for Huntington Bank, as the chief financial officer for Park View Federal Savings Bank and as the chief financial officer for Lorain National Bank. Previously, he served as president and CEO of The First National Bank of Zanesville and its successor, Unizan Bank. Before entering the banking industry, he practiced in public accounting with Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers) in Columbus, Ohio. Nicholson earned his Bachelor of Arts in accounting from Muskingum University, graduating summa cum laude and as salutatorian. He is also a graduate of The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business Huntington Executive Leadership Program.