John F. McCarroll currently serves as Executive Director for the Office of University Relations with Iowa State University. McCarroll was appointed to this role in 1997. Previously, he served as Manager, Media Relations/Financial Communications for MidAmerican Energy Company, Director of Communication and Coordinator of Leadership Iowa for the Iowa Association of Business and Industry, and Administrative Assistant and Press Secretary to Governor Robert D. Ray. McCarroll began his career in radio and newspaper reporting in Iowa and Missouri.
In addition to serving as a board member for Iowa Public Radio, Inc., McCarroll has served on the board of directors for the United Way of Central Iowa, Children & Families of Iowa, the Public Relations Society of America - Central Iowa Chapter, and the Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau, among others.
McCarroll is a graduate of the University of Missouri and has been accredited by the Public Relations Society of America.