Board of Directors

Meet Valley Bank of Nevada’s Board of Directors!


Terry Stimson

Terry Stimson, Chairman of the Board

Terry Stimson is a Member of the Board of Directors for Valley Bank of Nevada. He is President and Chief Executive Officer of Stimson Enterprises, Inc., a closely held development and investment company based in North Las Vegas with numerous properties in Nevada, California and Idaho. Stimson is a BYU graduate and holds a Master’ degree in Finance.

James York

James 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 35 years of banking experience in Nevada and currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Nevada Banker’s Association. Previously, York served as Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer for Southwest USA Bank, Senior Vice President and Senior Loan Officer/Manager for Silver State Bank. York is a founding member of the Nevada Capital Investment Corporation (NCIC) and helped champion the Nevada Collateral Support Program (NCSP) and State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI)—small business lending programs run under Governor Sandoval’s Economic Development Committee. He sits on the Board of Trustees for the College of Southern Nevada and is a long-standing supporter higher education and student athletics. 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, Director, EVP/CCO

As Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer for 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 four western states for Bank of America Federal Savings Bank and Executive Vice President and Managing Director with Southwest USA Bank. Blood is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Kenneth Black

Kenneth Black, Director

Kenneth Black is a Member of the Board of Directors of Valley Bank of Nevada and is currently retired. Previously, he served as President of Vegas General Construction and its affiliates, K&K Framers, Inc., General Building Systems, JMB Lumber LLC, and K&K Door & Trim. Black also continues to serve as a well-respected consultant in the construction industry.


Sheldon Paul

Dr. Sheldon Paul, MD, Director

The executives of Valley Bank of Nevada have known Dr. Paul for approximately two years. He and his medical group, “Women Health Associates of Southern Nevada or “WHASN” came to the Bank as clients when they were forming this group of over 30 OBGYN’s to serve the Southern Nevada market place. Dr. Paul is the Treasurer of the WHASN Medical Group and was responsible for bringing their banking relationship to Valley Bank. Dr. Paul is a very accomplished businessman and physician. He was born and raised in the Las Vegas area and received his BS Degree from UNLV in Biology and Chemistry in 1992. He received his M.D. from University of Nevada, Reno in 1996, where he also completed his School of Medicine Residency Program. He has been a Board Certified OBGYN since 2003. After operating his own OBGYN private practice for nine years, he joined WHASN Medical Group, where he is currently employed. Dr. Paul has served on the Clinical Faculty of Touro University since 2004. Dr. Paul’s other leadership positions include Medical Executive Committee-Las Vegas Surgery Center; Chair of OB Department’s at Valley Hospital and Mountain View Hospital and Director of Hospital Divisions for WHASN. Dr. Paul has already proven to be a valuable ambassador for the Bank by bringing us new banking relationships with many of his associates in the medical industry. He is also assisting us in raising additional capital for the Bank. His knowledge and experience in the medical and business industry will provide valuable insight and direction for the Bank.

Thomas Wheeler, Director

Las Vegas resident since 1969

Graduated from Edward W. Clark High School in 1976

UNLV graduate 1986 - Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Owner and President of Insurance Solutions since 1990. insurance Solutions is one of the top five Property and Casualty agencies in Nevada

Owner and President of Benefit & Estate Solutions since 1998. B & E Solutions is one of the top ten health insurance agencies in Nevada

President, Board of Director and Stockholder for Nevada Contractors Insurance Company, which is Nevada’s first captive insurer and previously the first self insured group in Nevada

President, Board of Director and Stockholder for Builders Insurance Company, Nevada’s second largest workers compensation insurance company

Mr. Wheeler owns several businesses in California and Nevada which include: Self Insured Solutions, Insurance Solutions, Estate Solutions, Nevada Bonding Agency

Past President of Southern Nevada Life Underwriters

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