American State Bank Names James Nichols as CEO,

Chartwell Partners is pleased to announce that James Nichols recently joined American State Bank as CEO of Working closely with the Chairman, Nichols will lead, the company’s digital banking platform. In this role, Nichols will establish lines of business and products to serve targeted customers, deploy innovative customer acquisition strategies, and scale the business leveraging leading digital technologies. Nichols joins from Voya Financial, where he served as Senior Vice President, Head of Customer Solutions and Experience Design Group and, previously, President of Voya Retirement Advisors.
“Our client retained us to seek out the best digital leaders in the country, and we are pleased to have recruited such an outstanding CEO in James Nichols,” said Scott Petty, Managing Partner of Chartwell Partners’ Financial Services Practice.

About American State Bank /
American State Bank is an innovative Texas-based financial institution with a rich community banking history and an aggressive digital banking vision on a national scale. Today, American State Bank (ASB) has approximately $1 billion in assets, a strong balance sheet, and a diverse offering set allowing it to solve an array of commercial and consumer banking and lending needs. ASB has been recognized with honors for its financial strength throughout the years and is transforming the high-performing platform to access customers right where they are with the financial solutions needed to accomplish their goals today and beyond.

About Chartwell Partners
Chartwell Partners is a retained senior executive and board of director search firm. Founded in 2005, the firm serves a variety of industries across the nation. Chartwell’s Financial Services Practice, led by Scott Petty, has conducted more than 300 successful executive search assignments for over 50 clients during the last decade. The team prides themselves on their reputation of consistency, confidentiality, and long-term success of their placements.