MSU College of Law

Board of Trustees

James M. Nicholson

Appointed 9/29/10

James M. Nicholson is President & CEO of Detroit-based PVS Chemicals and also holds executive roles in five subsidiary companies with operations across the United States. He serves on the board of directors for the American Chemistry Council, the board of trustees of the College for Creative Studies, The Nature Conservancy, and Citizens Research Council of Michigan. He is chairman of Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan, YMCA of Metro Detroit, and chairman emeritus of the Michigan Manufacturers Association. Nicholson holds an economics degree from Stanford University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago.