We were established in 2005 under the name of 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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James S. Blood
EVP/Chief Credit Officer

H. Scott Johnson
EVP/Chief Financial Officer



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 Steve Wagner

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Paul Dreschler
SVP/Commercial Loan Officer

  Stephen D. Wagner
SVP/Commercial Loan Officer

Ronald York
SVP/Retail Banking Manager



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.

Stephen D. Wagner, SVP/Commercial Loan Officer

Currently serving as Senior Vice President and Commercial Loan Manager, Wagner possess nearly two decades of banking industry experience, holding positions at the Senior and Executive Management level generally specializing in impaired asset management and resolution.  Most recently, Steve was Director of Special Assets and Loss Mitigation overseeing a portfolio in excess of $500 million dollars for a multi-state bank holding company.  He has broad experience and expertise in handling multifaceted and complex loans that include commercial, real estate, participation, lease transactions and SBA loans.  Mr. Wagner holds a general banking degree from the American Institute of Banking and earned his B.S. from Delaware Valley College with degrees in Management and Finance.

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.


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Terry Stimson,
Chairman of the Board
Stimson Enterprises
Bio Terry Stimson

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James S. Blood,
Director, EVP/CCO
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Kenneth Black,
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Michael Montandon,
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Dr. Sheldon Paul, MD,
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Robert L. Mendenhall,
Las Vegas Paving

John Ritter,
Focus Commercial Group

Haskel Iny,
Great American Capital

Joe Macchiaverna,
Structure Studios

Michael Montandon,
Former Mayor, City of North Las Vegas



September 3, 2015 Valley Bank has Deep Roots 

August 31, 2015 Valley Bank Hosts Grand Opening Celebration

August 23, 2015 Community Banks Thrive on Personal Relationships

August 23, 2015 Community Banks Thrive on Personal Relationships article cont.

July 22, 2015 Community Banking is Back 

September 23, 2013 Ultimate Collision Groundbreaking

September 17, 2013 Valley Bank Spearheads NCSP

September 17, 2013 Valley Bank Spearheads NCSP article cont.

May 21, 2013    Valley Bank Launches Residential Lending Unit

May 21, 2013    Valley Bank Appoints New Lending Team

June 18, 2012   Valley Bank Expands So NV Lending Division

April 29, 2012   Valley Bank Poised for Future Growth

March 26, 2012 Q&A with Valley Bank Executives

March 16, 2012 Local Resident Wins Runnin' Rebels Basketball

March 3, 2012  Appointment of Michael Montandon

March 2, 2012  Nomination of Richard "Dick" Taggart

August 5, 2011 Valley Bank New Name Story

August 3, 2011 Name Change Announcement