Peter Alepra, AWM, RICP®

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

319-368-7023 | Email |
319-365-8968

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
319-365-8968

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

319-368-7027 | Email |

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.

Lauren Galliart

Office Associate

Email

I started at RBC Wealth Management in February 2017. I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre performance I spent the last three years working as an actor in New York City. I grew up in Dubuque but recently settled in Cedar Rapids. In my spare time, I enjoy performing, getting together with friends, listening to podcasts and playing with my dogs.

Lisa Abel

Branch Service Manager/Registered Client Assoc

319-896-3445 | Email
319-365-8968

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.