Pappajohn Business Building (PBB)
Adjunct Lecturer
Chief Operating Officer, TaxAct

Robert Gettemy is TaxAct’s Chief Operating Officer with direct responsibility for all customer service, electronic filing, fraud prevention, government relations and business development activities. He also oversees human resources and facilities. Prior to joining TaxAct in 2012, he held executive level positions in the telco, marketing research and consumer software industries where he worked in operations, sales and M&A roles. Robert has owned multiple businesses and has taught entrepreneurship at the University of Iowa for seven years. Robert holds his MBA from Drake University and a BA in Economics from the University of Northern Iowa. He is Vice-Chair of the American Coalition for Taxpayer Rights, an industry group focused on tax policy. He is also the industry lead on a tax fraud working group comprised of the IRS, State Departments of Revenue and the tax filing industry.


MBA from Drake University, 1989
BA in Economics, University of Northern Iowa, 1987