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Dr. Mike Roof

Posted on Monday, December 12, 2022 in Recent News


Ames, Iowa (Dec. 12, 2022) - First National Bank is pleased to announce that Dr. Mike Roof has been named to the First National Bank Board of Directors.

Dr. Roof has more than 25 years of experience in the animal health and vaccine industry and currently serves as the Chief Technology Officer for the Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics research and innovation platform, which supports the State of Iowa’s biosciences-based economic growth initiative for technology transfer and commercialization in the vaccine and immunotherapeutic area.

He has past work experience with NOBL Laboratories, Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim, and Arko Laboratories, Ltd. He has also participated in mergers, acquisitions, and integration at Fort Dodge Laboratories and Merial. During his tenure with Boehringer Ingelheim, he served as Global Segment Head of Vaccine Research and Development, with leadership positions locally in Ames, Iowa, regionally in Iowa and Missouri, and globally in Hannover, Germany and Shanghai, China.

Dr. Roof holds over 25 patents with USPTO and co-authored more than 45 papers. He has contributed to more than 10 USDA and globally licensed vaccines.

He has a strong partnership with the Iowa State University Research Park, Iowa State University, University of Iowa, National Animal Disease Center, Ames Economic Development Commission, Iowa Economic Development Authority, as well as local business partners that support commercialization efforts and job creation.

Dr. Mike Roof earned his B.S. in Microbiology, M.S. in Immunobiology, and Ph.D. in Veterinary Microbiology degrees at Iowa State University. He lives in Ames with his wife, Jill. They have two adult children.

Roof said, “I have been impressed by the First National Bank commitment to exceptional service to customers and the communities they serve. I look forward to serving and supporting implementation of their exciting mission and vision.”

Additional First National Bank board members include: Harrison Barnes, Jeff Baker, Betty A. Baudler Horras, Scott T. Bauer, Lisa M. Eslinger, Philip A. Hodgin, James R. Larson II, John R. Linch, Gary K. Lorenz, Everett Miles, John P. Nelson, and Thomas H. Pohlman.

Founded in 1903, First National Bank is a local bank, operating through eight locations in Ames, Ankeny, Osceola, Valley Junction, and West Des Moines. First National Bank maintains a strong capital position and customers count on First National Bank for outstanding customer service, safety, security, and stability. More information about First National Bank is available online at

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