George Nichols

by Justin Cates
George Nichols
President & Chief Executive Officer
The American College of Financial Services
Serves on Board of Directors for: Republic Bank & Trust Company

George Nichols III currently serves as the 10th President and CEO in the storied history of The American College of Financial Services.

Nichols joined The College after a 17-year stint at New York Life, where he held principal roles in sales, strategic initiatives, and public policy. He most recently served as Executive Vice President in the Office of Governmental Affairs, which encompasses all of the legislative, regulatory, and public policy issues at the company.

Prior to New York Life, Nichols was Kentucky’s first African-American insurance commissioner, leading the regulation of the state’s $10 billion insurance industry.

Nichols currently sits on the Boards of City Year, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Main Line Health and Republic Bank & Trust Company. He is also a member of Board of Regents at one of his alma maters, Western Kentucky University.

Nichols received his Bachelor’s degree from Western Kentucky University.

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