Bank Executives

Meet Valley Bank of Nevada’s Executive Team!

Top Executives

James York

James R. York, President/CEO

Currently serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of Valley Bank of Nevada, York is the founding principal of the bank. He possesses an extensive background in the banking industry and has served in executive and senior management positions at various banks in the Las Vegas market for over 25 years, including Chief Credit Officer and Retail Banking Manager. York has also managed commercial and corporate loan portfolios for a variety of other institutions including Bank of America and First Security Bank. York is a native Nevadan and is a graduate of the University of Nevada Las Vegas and the Pacific Coast Banking School.

James Blood

James S. Blood, EVP/Chief Credit Officer

As Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer for the Valley Bank of Nevada, James Blood is also one of the founding partners of the bank. His expertise in the banking industry includes a strong concentration in lending. He has served as Vice President in charge of Retail Commercial Lending for Valley Bank, Vice President and Regional Manager of lending and production for 4 western states for Bank of America Federal Savings Bank. Blood is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

H Scott Johnson

H. Scott Johnson, EVP/Chief Financial Officer

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Valley Bank of Nevada, Scott Johnson, possesses more than twenty years of local financial institution experience. He has been a CPA in the state of Nevada since 1984 and has worked for a number of local credit unions, including the state’s second largest credit union, Silver State Federal Credit Union. Johnson holds an Accounting degree from Southern Utah University.

North Las Vegas

Roger Mellies

Roger Mellies, SVP/Commercial Loan Officer

Currently serving as the Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending, Roger Mellies has nearly 30 years of banking experience, most of which has been dedicated specifically to commercial lending and credit administration. Mellies holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. His focus of study was Finance. He further expanded his financial education at the National Commercial Lending School in Norman, Oklahoma.

Ronald H York

Ronald York, SVP/Retail Banking Manager

Senior Vice President and Retail Banking Manager of Valley Bank of Nevada, York has an extensive career in the banking industry in the North Las Vegas Market. He served as AVP Operation Manager for First National Bank of Nevada for 10 years, VP Retail Banking Manager for First Interstate Bank of Nevada for 15 years and VP Business Development Officer for Wells Fargo Bank for 5 years. He has resided in the Valley since 1955 and has served the community partnering with various organizations such as International Optimist Clubs, MDA, and Boys Scouts of America, and the North Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce.


Hank Waters

Randall Hank Waters, VP/Retail Banking Manager

Randall "Hank" Waters joined Valley Bank of Nevada in January 2020, He graduated from UNLV with a bachelor's degree in finance and went on to earn his MBA at the University of Utah. Since then, he has held advancing roles in finance and management, most recently serving as a Senior Finance Manager at MGM Resorts International.

Thomas Ewing

Thomas Ewing, VP/Commercial Loan Officer

Thomas Ewing is the VP/Commercial Loan Officer who started with Valley Bank in 2021. He brings with him ten years of banking experience and an A.A.S in Accounting from the College of Southern Nevada. 


Vince Ciminise

Vince Ciminise, SVP/Loan Manager

Vince is the SVP/Loan Manager for the Summerlin LPO. He has 36 years of banking experience and is a UNLV alumnus. While working at Wells Fargo Bank, he won the Pinnacle Banker Award. He serves as a trustee on the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce

Eric Ferenchak

Eric Ferenchak, VP/Commercial Loan Officer

Vice President and Commercial Loan Officer Eric Ferenchak has 30 years of professional banking experience, a business degree from the University of Phoenix, and serves on two honor societies: The National Society of Collegiate Scholars and The National Society of Leadership and Success through University of Phoenix in Las Vegas. Eric joined Valley Bank of Nevada in 2022 and is looking forward to assisting Valley Bank of Nevada clients with their commercial loan needs. 

Department Heads

Paul Dreschler

Paul Dreschler, SVP/Commercial Loan Officer

As Senior Vice President and Commercial Loan Manager, Paul Dreschler brings many years of banking experience and an extensive commercial lending background to Valley Bank of Nevada. His knowledge of the local banking market comes from 30 years of banking in the Southern Nevada area. Working for large national banks, medium-sized regional banks and small De Novo institutions, Dreschler is experienced in all aspects of lending. From consumer loans to commercial and real estate lending, Dreschler enjoys building long-term relationships with his clients. He is a graduate of Canisius College and the National Commercial Lending School. He has served the local community through his work with the Lions Club, United Way, Southern Nevada Institute of Credit, Little League and Junior Basketball Leagues.


Tia Dickinson, SVP/Branch Operations & BSA

As the Senior Vice President of Branch Operations, Tia Dickinson is ICBA Certified as a BSA/AML Professional. She has been with Valley Bank of Nevada for over 13 years. Prior to joining Valley Bank, Dickinson had nearly 20 years of progressive banking experience in Las Vegas, with a focus on compliance and operations. Her education includes California Banking School and Dale Carnegie Leadership Training.

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