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Meet Scott Bauer

Today we will introduce you to Scott T. Bauer, First National Bank’s President. Scott has been with First National for 25 years and has held many positions throughout those years. But before we get to his time at the bank, let’s look at what he did before he started his career at First National Bank. 
 
Scott went to high school in Des Moines and his first jobs were at a car wash and a fast food restaurant. Both of these positions started Scott on the path of customer service and money management. These skills would serve him well in the future. He found himself in college at Iowa State University which he graduated from with a B.B.A. in Management. Scott is also an alumni of the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado.
 
After graduating from Iowa State he started at First National Bank as a Teller. He progressed through the ranks filling jobs such as Officer Trainee, Assistant Cashier, Internal Auditor, Assistant Vice President, Vice President and Sr. Vice President to become the President today. 
 
Scott is married to Denise Bauer and they have two sons. His oldest, Steven works in Chicago and his youngest, Luke is a Junior at the University of Northern Iowa. Scott and his family have been very happy to call Ames home.
 
In his role as President, Scott provides leadership, direction and guidance of bank activities in his day to day activities. He is proud when he says:
 
“We as a company strive to go beyond expectations with every customer contact. We constantly focus on this through our service standards and on-going training. The bank is fortunate to have so many employees that truly understand our success is dependent upon our customers’ satisfaction.”
Scott is also very involved in the Ames community. He is, or has been, the Treasurer of the Ames Education Foundation, Chair of the Center for Creative Justice Audit Committee and Management & Marketing Advisory Council at the College of Business at Iowa State University. In addition, he has also held many volunteer positions with the Ames Chamber of Commerce and United Way of Story County. For the past three years he has also participated in the Iowa Bankers Association/Habitat for Humanity Blitz Build in front of the State Capital. 
A fun story of Scott’s time at the bank came when one of his responsibilities was to service FNB’s ATMs at nights and on the weekends. He happened to be out on Veishea weekend and was servicing an ATM that quite a few students were waiting to use. Apparently, they decided it would be more fun to lock him inside the ATM than to get their money out of it.
 
Scott T. Bauer is the President of First National Bank. Stop in anytime to say hello!
 
 
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