Investment representative Ric Nelson joined First National Bank in 2001 when it introduced First National Investment Services. He continues to provide a variety of financial planning services as well as investment expertise to the Trust Department’s Investment Committee. Prior to joining First National, Nelson was a Financial Consultant with Merrill Lynch for five years. He is a graduate of Iowa State University with a B.S. in Finance. He obtained his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification in 2012. Nelson also serves the Ames community as a member of Toastmasters’ International, Ames Rotary, ARC of Story County and the Octagon Endowment Committee.