LAS VEGAS -  December 16, 2019 - Joyce Smith, Bank of Nevada's senior director, commercial banking, was elected to the Nevada Bankers Association Board of Directors by unanimous vote. 

Smith's board position became effective November 12, 2019. 

"I am pleased to be part of the Nevada Bankers Association and look forward to supporting its mission to elevate the voice and impact of the banking industry in our state," said Smith. "It's been my pleasure to work in this industry since 1985, and I am honored to be directly involved with the initiatives that help banks deliver essential services to their clients, which ultimately builds stronger communities." 

In her current role, Smith oversees a portfolio of highly valued clients and also manages the operations and employees of Bank of Nevada's Hualapai and Centennial locations. For the past six years, Smith has also been responsible for oversight of Bank of Nevada's Certified Public Accounting (CPA) team, including the eight members who work exclusively to serve the unique banking needs of CPA clients.

"Because of Joyce's experience in so many areas of the banking industry, she will bring great perspective and a breadth of knowledge to the board position on behalf of Bank of Nevada and our northern banking division, First Independent Bank," said John Guedry, division CEO, Bank of Nevada. "Her diverse knowledge extends from lending practices to depository operations and treasury management, all of which will help inform her important decisions on the board." 

"We're delighted to welcome Joyce Smith to Nevada Bankers Association Board of Directors. Her role in helping companies and nonprofits meet their financial goals combined with her passion for the banking industry will be assets to our governing board," said Phyllis Gurgevich, president and CEO, Nevada Bankers Association. 

The Nevada Bankers Association is the united voice of Nevada's diverse banking industry. Members of the association are dedicated to providing the best financial products, services and resources to drive and support economic growth, job creation and prosperity throughout the State of Nevada. 

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Bank of Nevada, a division of Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, helps business clients realize their ambitions. Founded in 1994, Bank of Nevada offers a full spectrum of loan, deposit and treasury management capabilities, plus superior service. With 10 offices in Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas and Mesquite, along with Western Alliance Bank’s powerful array of specialized financial services, the banking division is a valued resource for Southern Nevada’s business, real estate, professional, municipal and nonprofit communities. In a first among Nevada financial institutions, Bank of Nevada in 2018 earned the Community Commitment Award for Financial Education from the American Bankers Association Foundation for its work with Title I schools through the Green Our Planet organization. Western Alliance Bank is the primary subsidiary of Phoenix-based Western Alliance Bancorporation. One of the country’s top-performing banking companies, Western Alliance has ranked in the top 10 on the Forbes “Best Banks in America” list for five consecutive years, 2016-2020, and was named #1 best-performing of the 50 largest public U.S. banks for 2019 by S&P Global Market Intelligence.