Bank of George promotes T. Ryan Sullivan to president and CEO

After a four-month search for a new chief executive, Bank of George said Tuesday it has promoted T. Ryan Sullivan to president and CEO of the Las Vegas-based community bank.

Sullivan replaces James Brewer, who was “released” in February by the bank’s board of directors from his position as president and chief executive.

Sullivan joined Bank of George for its launch in 2007, as part of the pre-opening organization team. He was the bank’s original chief financial officer and has also served as a bank director since January 2011.

“He has been with the Bank of George since the beginning, and it is invaluable having someone who has been part of our history at the helm of the ship,” Ed Nigro, chairman of the board, said in a statement. “He is very knowledgeable and experienced in the industry.”

Prior to joining Bank of George, Sullivan was CFO of Alliance Bank of Arizona, a $650 million commercial bank in Phoenix that is owned by Western Alliance Bancorp. Western Alliance is also the parent company of Bank of Nevada.

Bank of George, with about $111.3 million in assets, operates branches in Henderson and Summerlin.

Contact reporter Chris Sieroty at or 702-477-3893. Follow @sierotyfeatures on Twitter.

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