James M. Nicholson

Title: 
Director of Finance
Organization: 
City of Pataskala
Bio: 

Mr. Nicholson graduated from Miami University (Oxford, Ohio) with bachelor’s degrees (BS) in Finance and Accountancy and received his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Dayton. Jamie currently serves as the Director of Finance for the City of Pataskala, Ohio and has 17 years’ experience in governmental accounting and finance. Prior to entering public service, he was employed in the banking sector in a variety of financial and project management positions. Mr. Nicholson is currently a member of the national GFOA’s Executive Board and is an ex officio member of the organization’s Budgeting & Fiscal Policy committee.  Additionally, he served for 6 years on the GFOA’s Treasury & Investment Management (TIM) committee and has served as a CAFR reviewer on the Special Review committee. Jamie is a regular presenter at national and Ohio GFOA conferences, webinars and training classes, and has co-authored several articles in the GFOA’s Government Finance Review.  He currently serves as President for the Ohio GFOA and has been active member of the Ohio GFOA’s Education Committee for more than 16 years.