We were established in 2005 under the name Bank of North Las Vegas. We changed our name to Valley Bank of Nevada in 2011 in anticipation of expanding to other communities like Henderson, Las Vegas, and Reno/Carson City. We are proud to have survived the great recession and are committed to helping our local communities fully recover and prosper into the future.


To become the premiere community bank of the Las Vegas valley, through commercial and depository service offerings on behalf of small and mid-sized businesses, and by providing consumer banking services designed to restore the traditional values of service and quality that the banking industry was built on. To increase the financial health and stability of our community today and into the future by providing financial services to our local communities. 

Come by today and see how we can help you and your business.


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Paul Dreschler,
SVP/Commercial Loan Officer

Ronald York,
SVP/Retail Banking Manager

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Roger Mellies,
SVP/Commercial Loan Officer 

Jarron Gray,
VP/Commercial Loan Officer

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Eddie DeGree,
VP/Private Banking Advisor




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 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, 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.

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.

Ron H. 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.

Tia Dickinson, SVP/Branch Operations &  BSA Officer

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.

Roger Mellies, SVP/Commercial Lending

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.

Jarron Gray, VP/Commercial Loan Officer

Jarron Gray joined Valley Bank of Nevada in 2018 as Vice President/Commercial Loan Officer. Jarron has over a decade of experience, specializing in SBA business development and lending. Gray received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and his MBA from Western Governors University. He is currently working towards his doctorate and is an active volunteer at Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce and Urban Chamber of Commerce.

J. Phil Young, VP/Commercial Loan Officer

J. Phil Young joined Valley Bank of Nevada in early 2019. He is a Vice President / Commercial Loan Officer with nearly 30 years of commercial banking experience. Young earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Kent State University, his MBA from The University of Phoenix and expanded his education even further by graduating from the Pacific Coast Banking School from the University of Washington.    

Eddie DeGree, VP/Private Banking Advisor

Eddie DeGree joined Valley Bank of Nevada in April 2020 as Vice President – Private Banking Advisor. DeGree brings over 14 years of experience in financial services, private banking and wealth and investment management. He holds his FINRA Series 7, 63, 65 and SIE licenses and obtained his bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Nevada, Reno. He also graduated with honors from the Pacific Coast Graduate School of Banking at the University of Washington.       


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Chairman of the Board
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Director, EVP/CCO
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October, 2020 Newsweek: Best Small Banks by State

October 1, 2020 Independent Banker. Valley Bank of Nevada's Call to Action

October 2020 Nevada Business Magazine October 2020

September 21, 2020 Nevada Bankers Association Announces 2020-2021 Board of Directors

August 17, 2020 Nevada Bankers Association Announces 2020-2021 Board of Directors

June 15, 2020 Valley Bank welcomes J. Phillip Young as VP/commercial loan officer

June 2, 2020 Small banks and small businesses turned out to be a good combination when it came to PPP loans

June 1, 2020 Valley Bank hires new Consumer Loan Officer, Alyson Michaels

May 2020 PPP Testimonials

April 13, 2020: Community Banks Making a Difference

March 16, 2020: Valley Bank hires new Marketing Director, Julie Goe.

February 12, 2020:  Habitat for Humanity Social Media Coverage with FOX5

January 31, 2020:  Valley Bank parters with Fox 5 to support Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas Superbuild

October 15, 2019:  Valley Bank is the Silver Medal winner in the Las Vegas Review Journal's Best of Las Vegas for Best Bank