Peter Alepra, AWM, RICP®

Senior Vice President - Branch Director, Private Client Group, Accredited Wealth Manager

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I joined RBC Wealth Management in 1989 and have been a member of RBC Wealth Management’s President’s Council — which recognizes financial advisors who excel at providing client service — every year since 1998. I also hold the Accredited Wealth Manager professional designation specifically designed for RBC Wealth Management financial advisors. This academic program builds on the fundamentals of wealth management with a focus on advanced knowledge and skills necessary for working with high-net-worth clients. The high-impact curriculum is concentrated in the areas of estate and trust planning, insurance solutions and advanced investment strategies. I am also an arbitrator for FINRA which is the self-regulatory organization for the securities Industry. I graduated in 1986 from Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in business, finance and psychology.

Away from the office, I am active in the community and enjoy spending quality time with my wife and two children. When I’m not coaching youth athletics, you may find me either enjoying a round of golf or reading about a broad range of subjects, including business, autobiographies and fiction.

William Happel, AWM

First Vice President - Financial Advisor, Accredited Wealth Manager

319-368-7014
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I have enjoyed working at RBC Wealth Management as a financial advisor since graduating from college in 1986. I hold Series 7, 31, 63 and 66 securities licenses as well as a life insurance/annuity license. I also hold the Accredited Wealth Manager professional designation, which is designed exclusively for RBC Wealth Management Financial Advisors. This rigorous academic program builds on the fundamentals of wealth management with a focus on advanced knowledge and skills necessary for working with high net worth clients. The high-impact curriculum is concentrated in the areas of insurance solutions, estate and trust planning, advanced investment strategies and retirement income solutions.

I was born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and attended the University of Iowa on a football scholarship where I earned a degree in finance. While at Iowa, I was named co-most valuable player of the 1985 Big Ten championship team as well as the winner of the Forest Evashevski Scholastic Achievement Award. I was selected to the Big Ten second team and to the Academic All-American first team.

I married my high school sweetheart and we are the proud parents of two daughters. We are also enjoying our new experiences as grandparents. In my spare time, I enjoy exercising, playing handball, participating in the Iowa Football Club and spending time with friends and family.

James Vandenberg

Financial Advisor

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I started with RBC Wealth Management in June 2017. I currently hold my Series 7 and 66 securities licenses as well as a life insurance/annuity license. Prior to my employment with RBC Wealth Management, I worked in agriculture as a regional sales manager for Beck’s Hybrids, the largest family- owned seed company in the country.

I grew up in Keokuk, Iowa, and attended the University of Iowa on a full football scholarship. I was a four-time first team Academic All-American and two-year captain as well as being part of the leadership council all four years at Iowa. I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in integrated physiology. I have been married since 2014 and we recently welcomed our first child, Poppy Jean Vandenberg, on June 24, 2017.

In my spare time, I love to bowhunt, fish and golf.

Lisa Abel

Branch Service Manager/Registered Client Assoc

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I started at RBC Wealth Management in December 2002. Prior to that I worked at RW Baird for five years. I graduated from University of Iowa in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and a business minor. I have been registered since 1997.

I live in Marion with my husband, two children (I also have a grown daughter who lives in Cedar Falls), and two dogs. I enjoy spending time with my family and dogs, reading, attending my kids’ sporting events, volunteering at my daughter’s school and helping animal rescue organizations.

Mary Komisar

Senior Registered Client Associate

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Mary has worked for RBC Wealth Management since 2001. Prior to that she held various administrative positions in the surrounding communities. Mary passed the Series 7 and Series 63 exams in 2014.

She and her husband are empty nesters after raising two daughters and live in Marion. Mary is the proud grandma of one granddaughter and one grandpuppy! She stays active with yoga, strength training and travel. Mary and her husband are self-proclaimed foodies and enjoy local food favorites when visiting other parts of the country.