Larry Nichols, MBA
MFBC Interim Director
Nichols began his banking career with Genesee Bank/NBD Bank as a credit analyst. He held positions of increasing responsibility there in commercial lending and was eventually appointed First Vice President/Group Head of NBD’s Product support Group. He also has held senior leadership positions with Bank One (now JP Morgan Chase), National City Bank (now PNC Bank), Huntington Bank and was President & CEO of Oakland Commerce Bank.
Nichols earned both a bachelor’s degree and a Master in Business Administration from the University of Michigan-Flint. He completed the Banking and Financial Services Executive Program from U of M and graduated from the National Commercial Lending School at the University of Oklahoma.
Active in the community, Nichols is on the Chairman of the advisory board for the U of M-Flint School of Management. He was an assistant tournament director for the Buick Open at Grand Blanc’s Warwick Hills, where he was also the Club’s President. He has also been active with the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce since 1990. He also attended the Citizens Academy for the FBI and the DEA and remains an active member of the Base Community Council for Selfridge ANG Base in Michigan. Recently Nichols was named to the Economic Roundtable for the Detroit branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago for a two year term and appointed to a teaching position at the Perry School of Banking for the Michigan Bankers Association.