Valley Bank of Nevada names Schlaffman senior vice president/commercial loan manager

Professional brings 35 years of banking experience to Henderson office

HENDERSON, Nev. – Valley Bank of Nevada has hired Chris Schlaffman as its senior vice president/commercial loan manager for its Henderson loan office, located at 4343 E. Sunset Road.

As senior vice president/commercial loan manager, Schlaffman manages the commercial lending process and business development for the Henderson office.

With 35 years of banking experience — more than 18 years in commercial lending and business development — Schlaffman started in the banking industry as a high school intern. Working as a part-time teller through college, he went on to graduate from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a bachelor’s degree in financial services. He is also a graduate of Pacific Coast Bankers School. In the last 17 years, he served Bank of Nevada (formerly BankWest of Nevada) in a succession of leadership and management roles, including senior vice president/chief lending officer, overseeing five branches and approximately $540 million in loans. In 2005, he was named banker of the year by the Nevada Minority Business Council.

Schlaffman also serves as a Credit Committee member for CDC Small Business Finance, the treasurer of Green Valley United Methodist Church and treasurer for Swain’s Creek Pines Lot Owners Association.

A native of Rapid City, South Dakota, Schlaffman currently resides in Henderson with his family and enjoys easy access to sports and outdoor activities in the southwest region.

Established in 2005, Valley Bank of Nevada is known for providing consumer banking services designed to restore the traditional values of service and quality that the banking industry was built on. Dedicated to increasing the financial health and stability of communities through supporting small business, Valley Bank of Nevada now has two valley locations, in Henderson and in North Las Vegas. The bank’s philosophies are built upon the time-tested principles of service, integrity and commitment to success.

For more information on Valley Bank of Nevada, call 702-558-7310 or visit