Reno, Nev. – After eight years serving in various roles with Renown Health’s board of directors, Jim DeVolld, senior vice president, regional manager of First Independent Bank, was elected as the integrated healthcare network’s new chairman of the board.
DeVolld was elected to a two-year term, effective January 1, 2019. A lifelong Nevadan, DeVolld grew up in Yerington before moving to Reno 31 years ago. DeVolld’s now 32-year-old daughter was born at Renown Regional Medical Center and his family receives care at Renown Health. DeVolld’s personal connection and passion for improving the community’s overall health are what drive his commitment to the Renown Health Board.
“Renown’s 43 board members – myself included – are committed to bringing the concerns and needs of their friends, families and neighbors to the health network each month to ensure Renown is offering the highest quality and most comprehensive care services right here in Reno,” said DeVolld. “To ensure the world-class care our community expects and deserves, I will focus first on caring for Renown’s 7,000 employees who provide outstanding care every day.”
Renown’s four governing boards serve a key role in achieving Renown’s mission of making a genuine difference in the health and well-being of the people and communities Renown serves. These volunteer board members help guide the health system and how it provides healthcare across more than 100,000 square miles. Renown Health operates a network of three acute care hospitals, urgent cares, lab services, as well as primary and specialty services.
DeVolld has spent decades working in the Northern Nevada banking industry. He also serves as chairman of the Nevada Tax Commission and is a board member of the Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows.
About First Independent Bank
First Independent Bank, a division of Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, helps business clients realize their growth ambitions. Founded in 1999, First Independent Bank offers a full spectrum of loan, deposit and treasury management capabilities, plus superior service. With six offices in Reno, Sparks, Carson City and Fallon, along with Western Alliance Bank’s powerful array of specialized financial services, the banking division is a valued resource for Northern Nevada’s business, real estate, professional, municipal and nonprofit communities. Western Alliance Bank is the primary subsidiary of Phoenix-based Western Alliance Bancorporation. One of the country’s top-performing banking companies, Western Alliance has ranked in the top 10 on the Forbes “Best Banks in America” list for four consecutive years, 2016-2019. For more information, visit firstindependentnv.com.