News – Lexicon Bank Names New President

March 23, 2020   |   Written By Lexicon Bank
News – Lexicon Bank Names New President


New Leadership to Bring Renewed Vision to Nevada’s Newly Chartered Community Bank

LAS VEGAS, March 23, 2020—Lexicon Bank, Southern Nevada’s first newly chartered community bank in more than a decade, announced today the appointment of Stacy Watkins as its new President, effective Monday, April 6, 2020.

As Lexicon Bank President, Ms. Watkins will be responsible for connecting banking and investment resources to companies, families, and individuals in Southern Nevada. Her immediate focus will be to integrate Lexicon’s vision into the fabric of the community. This includes trans-forming the banking business model, bringing local businesses together, and fueling relationships that develop the community with the future in mind.

With over 26 years in the business, including most recently as Senior Vice President and Senior Region Manager for Nevada State Bank, Ms. Watkins has end-to-end banking industry experience in mergers and acquisitions, operations and financial management, strategic planning, and customer service at some of Nevada’s leading financial institutions and brands.

“I am so grateful for my years at Nevada State Bank and how they have prepared me for this exciting new role as the president of Lexicon Bank,” said Ms. Watkins. “I am proud to have been selected to lead the exceptional team already in place at Lexicon Bank. They have established great momentum meeting and exceeding our clients’ needs, and I look forward to taking Lexi-con Bank to its next level in banking.”

Ms. Watkins is an extremely active leader in the Southern Nevada community. She is dedicated to furthering Las Vegas’ economic mobility and financial literacy by volunteering with several non-profits and community service opportunities. She has volunteered with Junior Achievement for 22 years, and over the past 13 years has served in various leadership roles including Chairman, as well as mentors four students who attend Clark High School Academy of Finance throughout the academic year.

“It is so exciting as a local, community-based banking institution, for Ms. Watkins to join us. With Stacy’s expertise and background at the helm, I have complete confidence that we will continue to exceed our growth goals,” said John Miller, CEO of Lexicon Bank. “Her experience as a community leader and banker in Southern Nevada puts us in a strong position to build a financial institution that works for our customers first and foremost, and redefines banking for those who want to innovate, create, grow and lead in their industry.”

Executive Profile

As a seasoned Banking executive, Stacy Watkins brings to Lexicon Bank over 26 years of experience in Banking with 23 years spent in management and 18 years in a Regional Management level position, overseeing a range of 15-74 locations, 100-400+ employees, over $1.1 billion in deposits and $300 million in loans.

Ms. Watkins is knowledgeable and accomplished in motivating teams in sales, service, and operations to successfully contribute to increased organizational productivity and performance. Her expertise and background in mergers and acquisitions, with proven success in planning and implementation of DeNovo locations, is unmatched.

All-around, she is a customer-focused leader with a solid record of contributions leading to improved financial performance, heightened productivity, enhanced internal controls, and exceptional customer service for individuals and businesses.

As Senior Vice President, Senior Region Manager at Nevada State Bank, Ms. Watkins:

  • Served as a key member of the executive leadership team that transformed the company, including building an efficient business model that repositioned the bank’s long-term relevance with customers and fostered profitable business growth

  • Oversaw 15 Nevada State Bank branch locations in Southern Nevada, consisting of more than 160 employees, over $1.1 billion in deposits and $300 million in loans

  • Oversaw all operations, customer service and financial goals for branch locations as well as other key initiatives, projects and community involvement relations

Ms. Watkins has a dual bachelor’s degree in business administration and management from the University of Phoenix, and a Business of Banking certificate with the Pacific Coast Banking School.

Ms. Watkins has also received a number of awards and recognitions for her leadership in the community, including:

  • The Open Door Award - Nevada State Bank for Community - Las Vegas, 2015

  • Women Who Mean Business Award - Business Press - Las Vegas, 2013

  • Top 40 Under 40 Recognition, In Business Las Vegas, 2005

Lexicon Bank is open in Tivoli Village at 330 S. Rampart Blvd., Suite 150. The bank is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and can be reached by phone at (702) 780-7700 or online at Online services are available 24/7 so you can bank seamlessly from anywhere.


Founded in 2019, Lexicon Bank is Nevada’s community-focused banking partner. Located in Tivoli Village, Lexicon Bank provides private, personal, comprehensive banking services to business and personal banking customers, placing an emphasis on creating and nurturing a long-term relationship. By providing personalized services to all customers, Lexicon Bank can help to foster Southern Nevada’s economy and community – ultimately helping to grow the Las Vegas local business economy. The definition of lexicon is the vocabulary of a particular language, field, social class, or person. Lexicon Bank is redefining banking as it should be in the Las Vegas Valley and Southern Nevada by creating a private bank for small business. Lexicon Bank is located in Tivoli Village at 330 S. Rampart Blvd., Suite 150. The bank is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can be reached by phone at (702) 780-7700 or online at

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