Board of Directors

Ames National Corporation's Board of Directors

Ames National Corporation (Company) is managed by a board of directors, consisting of two executive members of the holding company and 10 non-executive members.

 

Jeffery C. Baker
Jeffery C. Baker

Mr. Baker has served as a Director of First National Bank since 2021. In 2020, Mr. Baker retired from the accounting and consulting firm RSM US LLP where he specialized in banking, other financial services entities and public companies. In addition to his role as an audit partner, he was the firm’s National Director of Banking Services.

Betty A. Baudler Horras
Betty A. Baudler Horras

Ms. Baudler Horras has served as a Director of the Company since 2000. She is the President of Baudler Enterprises, Inc., dba Sign Pro, a sign and graphics business located in Ames, Iowa, and the former owner and General Manager of radio stations KASI and KCCQ located in Ames, Iowa, and KIKD located in Carroll, Iowa. She has served on First National Bank's Board of Directors since 1991.

David W. Benson
David W. Benson

Mr. Benson has served as a Director of the Company since 2011. He is an of counsel attorney with Nyemaster Goode, P.C. in Ames, Iowa, assisting clients in real estate, estate planning, estate and trust settlement, tax planning, and charitable giving matters. He has served on First National Bank's Board of Directors since 2008.

Michelle R. Cassabaum
Michelle R. Cassabaum

Ms. Cassabaum has served as a Director of the Company since 2019. She is the Chief Operating and Financial Officer and cofounder of 21st Century Rehab P.C., a provider of physical therapy services with offices predominately located in central Iowa. She has served on State Bank & Trust Co.'s Board of Directors since 2004.

Lisa M. Eslinger
Lisa M. Eslinger

Ms. Eslinger has served as a Director of the Company since 2015. She retired in 2022, last serving as the Chief Financial and Administrative Officer for the Iowa State University Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation as Controller in 1998, she was a senior manager with the international public accounting firm KPMG LLP, providing audit and consulting services to governmental and not-for-profit entities. She has served on First National Bank's Board of Directors since 2011.

Steven D. Forth
Steven D. Forth

Mr. Forth has served as a Director of the Company since 2007. He owns and operates a large row crop farm in western Story County, Iowa. He has served on Reliance State Bank's Board of Directors since 1999.

Patrick G. Hagan
Patrick G. Hagan

Mr. Hagan has served as a Director of the Company since 2017 and was elected as Chairman of the Board in 2022. He retired in 2019 last serving as the Senior Vice President and Treasurer of Fareway Stores, Inc., a privately owned company operating grocery stores in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, and Nebraska. Prior to joining Fareway, he was an Executive Vice President and Director of Citizens National Bank in Boone, Iowa, for five years. Mr. Hagan has served Boone Bank & Trust Co.'s Board of Directors since 2015.

James R. Larson II
James R. Larson II

Mr. Larson has served as a Director of the Company since 2000. He is President of Larson Development Corporation, a real estate development and property management company located in Ames, Iowa. He retired in 2004 from ACI Mechanical, Inc., a commercial and industrial mechanical contracting and engineering company of which he served as President. He has served on First National Bank's Board of Directors since 1994.

John P. Nelson
John P. Nelson

Mr. Nelson has served as a Director of the Company since 2013. He was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company in 2018 after having served as the Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of the Company since 1999. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of State Bank & Trust Co. and United Bank & Trust. He is also a member of the board of directors of both First National Bank and Iowa State Savings Bank.

John L. Pierschbacher
John L. Pierschbacher

Mr. Pierschbacher has served as a Director of the Company since 2018. He was appointed Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of the Company in 2018 after having served as Controller since 2008. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Pierschbacher served as a Director with RSM, US LLP, and as Chief Financial Officer of a publicly traded bank holding company in Iowa. He also currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Boone Bank & Trust Co and Reliance State Bank.

Thomas H. Pohlman
Thomas H. Pohlman

Mr. Pohlman has served as a Director of the Company since 2007. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company from 2007 to June of 2018. From 2000 to 2008, he served as President of First National Bank. He also currently serves as Chairman of First National Bank's Board of Directors.

Kevin L. Swartz
Kevin L. Swartz

Mr. Swartz has served as a Director of the Company since 2016. He retired in 2020, last serving as the Chief Executive Officer of Wolfe Clinic PC, a medical clinic headquartered in Marshalltown, Iowa, that specializes in treating eye conditions. Mr. Swartz continues as a special project consultant for Wolfe Clinic, PC. Mr. Swartz has served on United Bank & Trust's Board of Directors since 2003.