James M. Nicholson
Director, Term: 2018
PVS Chemicals, Inc.
Jim Nicholson is the Co-Chairman of PVS Chemicals, Inc., a global manufacturer, distributor and marketer of chemicals and related environmental and transportation services, with locations across the country. With more than 15 years of company experience, Jim has brought insight and innovation to all aspects of the business, including information technologies, risk management and strategic growth. Along with his father and brothers, Jim is proud to carry on the tradition of a company started by his grandfather more than 65 years ago. Prior to joining PVS, Jim worked in the insurance industry—serving the Amerisure Insurance Companies as an Underwriter, Aon Corporation as a Licensed Insurance Agent and Broker, and Electric Insurance Company as Vice President, Underwriting and Regulatory Affairs. Jim continues to apply this expertise and knowledge to the benefit of many organizations. Jim holds a degree in Economics from Stanford University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Jim has a strong interest in the success and growth of our community. To that end, he serves on the Board of Trustees for The Nature Conservancy and the College for Creative Studies. He is a member of the Boards of Directors of the Amerisure Companies, American Chemistry Council, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Detroit Branch and the Jefferson East Association. Jim is also Chairman Emeritus of Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan, YMCA of Metro Detroit and the Michigan Manufacturers Association. In his free time, Jim enjoys reading, music, racquetball and skiing with his family.