James Wessels, CPA/PFS, CFA

Investment Committee Member*

Jim’s career in wealth management spans more than three decades with a diverse background in pension, tax planning**, estate planning strategies, financial planning and investments. He served as an analyst at Principal Global Investors, working with defined contribution plans, including profit sharing, 401(k) profit sharing and money purchase plans. During his time as an analyst, his most extensive analysis was with oil and gas companies where he had lead coverage of the energy industry, initially with domestic and then branching out to include international companies.

Jim uses his CPA background to help clients with their overall financial planning and to tailor investments appropriately to optimize their mix of taxable and tax-deferred/tax-free investments. Jim earned a BBA in Accounting and MBA with Finance Emphasis from the University of Iowa.

Jim’s community involvement includes positions with Central Iowa Shelter & Services, Junior Achievement, the Investment Committee of United Way of Central Iowa, the Investment Committee of the United Way Emerging Leaders Initiative, and the University of Iowa Krause Fund. He received an Honorable Mention for the Invest in Others Lifetime Achievement Award for distinguished community service, contribution, and leadership.

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** Tax services provided by James Wessels

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