Our People

Peter J. Bender, CPA, CFP®


Peter J. Bender is the Managing Principal of the Saginaw office and a member of the firm’s Agribusiness, Employee Benefits and Estate Planning teams. He serves on the Yeo & Yeo Board of Directors. He joined the firm in 1988.


  • Auditing employee benefit plans and for-profit businesses
  • Tax, planning and assurance services for Agribusiness clients
  • Trusts, estate, tax and financial planning
  • Preparing individual, small business, and fiduciary tax returns

Professional Certifications and Education

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Michigan State University, Bachelors in Accounting

Professional Membership

  • AICPA Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center
  • American Institute of CPAs
  • Michigan Association of CPAs
  • Michigan Association of CPAs Agribusiness Task Force - Chairman, 2016-2017
  • Financial Planning Association
  • Michigan Chapter of the ESOP Association

Community Involvement

  • Frankenmuth Credit Union, Board of Directors and Chairman
  • Wellspring Lutheran Services, Board of Directors and Audit Committee
  • Saginaw Rotary Club, Member and past President
  • St. Lorenz Foundation Finance Committee
  • Graduate of Leadership Saginaw Class of 2000
  • Camp Rotary Foundation, Treasurer
  • Valley Lutheran High School, Growing Campaign Cabinet
  • St. Lorenz Lutheran Church, Service Coordinator and Usher
  • Frankenmuth Soccer Association, Treasurer