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Jim DeVolld

Managing Director Commercial Banking

Jim DeVolld is the managing director for First Independent Bank. Mr. DeVolld oversees all operations at First Independent Bank and works alongside an experienced team of banking professionals to serve businesses throughout the Northern Nevada region. 

Mr. DeVolld was one of the Founders of First Independent Bank in 1999 and between 2009 and 2011, Mr. DeVolld served as President and CEO of First Independent Bank, prior to Western Alliance Bank's acquisition of the division. Mr. DeVolld has more than 40 years of banking experience. 

He is very active in the community serving as Chairman of the Board from 2019 to 2021for Renown Health Systems, an 8,000 employee health care system headquartered in Reno, Nevada and past Chairman of the Board of the Boys & Girls Club of Northern Nevada.   Mr. DeVolld currently serves on the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts Board as their Chairman.  Jim also served as the Chairman of the Nevada Tax Commission from 2012-2022, appointed by Governor Sandoval and reappointed by Governor Sisolak. 

Mr. DeVolld is a proud graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School and the National School of Real Estate Finance.

About Us

First Independent Bank

First Independent Bank, a division of Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, delivers relationship banking that puts clients at the center of everything. Founded in 1999, First Independent Bank offers a full spectrum of tailored commercial banking solutions delivered with outstanding service. With offices in Reno, Sparks, Carson City and Fallon, First Independent Bank is part of Western Alliance Bancorporation, which has more than $70 billion in assets. Major accolades include being ranked as a top U.S. bank in 2023 by American Banker and Bank Director. As a regional bank with significant national capabilities, First Independent Bank delivers the reach, resources and local market expertise that make a difference for customers.