Amy Tessmer, CPA

Chief Financial Officer


Quad Cities



I am involved in overseeing the accounting function, reviewing financial information, and planning and forecasting. Prior to joining The Planning Center, I spent more than a decade working for CPA firms as a financial statement auditor. I love my role because I get the opportunity to support the operations of the Company so it can continue to grow and impact the lives of more families and individuals across the country.

“Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.” [Albert Einstein]

I grew up in the Quad Cities and, after spending some time away and starting a family, decided to move back and make the Quad Cities our home. My husband, Joe, and I have two children. We keep busy with volunteer opportunities at church and at our children’s school. We also (mostly) enjoy exercising our two high-energy, noisy miniature poodles.



  • B.B.A in Accounting – The University of Iowa, 2006
  • Masters of Accountancy – The University of Iowa, 2008

Memberships: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Illinois CPA Society

Who inspires me: My husband inspires me in the way he serves and cares for others.
My greatest extravagance (under $100): Though I don’t often take the opportunity to get to concerts and performances, I enjoy experiencing live music or theatre.
In my spare time: I like to invest time in relationships with family and friends and get outside for a walk, bike ride, or hike.
Favorite destination: My family visited some of the National Parks during recent summer vacations, and we’re looking forward to making it around to more of them in the coming years. Nothing beats the beauty of creation!
Why I love what I do: I love getting to work with like-minded individuals that are passionate about serving each other and our clients and community.

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