Henry Royer attended Colorado College, where he received a B.A. in 1953. Following college graduation, he became a grain merchandiser with Pillsbury Mills. He joined the Peavey Company in 1957, became treasurer and a board member of Lehigh Sewer Pipe and Tile in 1961, where he remained until 1965. From 1965 to 1983, Mr. Royer held various positions with First National Bank (Norwest), Duluth, Minn. In 1983, he joined Merchants National Bank of Cedar Rapids (Firstar), where he served as chairman and president until August 1994. He subsequently served as president and CEO of River City Bank in Sacramento, California, and Executive Vice President of Berthel Fisher Planning, Inc.
Wherever he has been, Henry Royer has been active in both business and civic organizations. While in Iowa he served on the Board of Visitors of the College of Business Administration. Currently, he is on the boards of Physicians Total Care, Inc., Great Plains Casualty, Inc., and Media Sciences International, Inc.