For approximately 30 years he served the banking community in various capacities, including Senior Vice President and District Manager, Key Bank, Tacoma; Branch Manager and Regional Manager, Puget Sound National Bank. He is a graduate of the University of Washington with a degree in Finance and graduated from the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington. Mr. Nixon also served as an Aviation Officer Candidate in the U.S. Navy Reserve from 1968-1969. In addition to his banking career, his current community involvement consists of the Foundation for Private Enterprise Education, d/b/a Washington Business Week (Past Chairman, Board of Trustees and Company Advisor). He is also Treasurer of his condominium association. His past community involvement includes: Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club (member and past President, Board of Trustees); Franciscan Foundation (member, Board of Trustees); Highline Community College (member and past Chair, Board of Trustees); St. Francis Hospital (member, Board of Trustees); and Seattle Seafair Clowns (member).