- Indiana University Bloomington, B.S. Business Management
- Indiana University Bloomington, Doctor of Jurisprudence (JD)
- Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®)
I started my career in the personal trust and asset management group of Bank One, Indianapolis (now Chase Bank) as a Trust Officer, managing investments for large trusts and estates and administering estates of the banks’ clients. I then moved to the tax group of Ernst and Young where, as a Tax Manager, I performed executive income tax and financial planning, and prepared gift and estate tax returns. I joined an Indianapolis-based Registered Investment Advisor, The Oxford Group, LTD, as a Director and served individual and institutional investment and financial planning clients. In 1994, my wife, Gayle, and I decided to move to her home city of Evansville, and I established Pettinga Financial Advisors.