Mark V Dyer

Managing Director - Financial Advisor, Senior Consulting Group

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Mark is a Baltimore native and graduate of both the Gilman School and the University of Maryland. After earning his BA in 1975, he joined Baker Watts and Company and teamed with Julius Westheimer to form the Westheimer Group in 1980. That partnership has since evolved into The Dyer Kroneberger Group. The group’s assets under management now exceed one billion dollars including personal accounts, trusts, retirement accounts, corporate 401k plans and insurance. The Dyer Kroneberger Group frequently coordinates investment strategies with input from clients, their attorneys and accountants.

Mark is generous with his time and resources to various charitable organizations. He spent over ten years on the board of the Baltimore Visiting Nurse Association and eventually became President of the Board of Directors. Mark also spent time as a Trustee on the Board of Bon Secours Health Systems. Most recently, he spent over 15 years as a Trustee on the Board of Abilities Network and its sister organization The Epilepsy Foundation of the Chesapeake Region where he also served as president. His family gives to many charitable foundations and has been a member of United Way’s Tocqueville Society for over ten years.

Mark lives in Cockeysville with his wife, Janet. They have been married for over twenty five years and have two grown children.

Brian Kroneberger, CFP®

Managing Director - Financial Advisor, Senior Consulting Group

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Brian began his career as a financial advisor with Ferris, Baker Watts, Inc. in 1991. During his tenure at Ferris, Baker Watts, Inc., Brian had the pleasure of working directly with Julius Westheimer, who was widely recognized as a renowned financial advisor in the Baltimore metropolitan area.

With over twenty four years of investment experience, Brian has attained the Accredited Wealth Manager designation through the Estate and Wealth Strategies Institute of Michigan State University. After completing the extensive curriculum required, Brian earned the certification of CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®). He is licensed by the Maryland Insurance Administration and his industry licenses include the Series 7, 31, 63 and 65. Brian is also an Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®), which represents his advanced training and competency in the subject of fiduciary responsibility.

Aside from his notable standing within RBC Wealth Management, Brian has earned accolades and respect within the financial industry. He has been recognized by Barron's as one of the Top 1,200 Financial Advisors in the country in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 and by Barron's as one of the Top 1,000 Financial Advisors since 2010. Brian has also been cited as an Influential Marylander by The Daily Record. From the time RBC Wealth Management acquired Ferris Baker Watts, Brian has been a member of the firm's Chairman's Council, an honor bestowed on the top 150 Financial Advisors of RBC Wealth Management Financial Advisors.

Brian is a financial commentator on Baltimore’s WBAL news radio and television network. You can listen to him every Saturday morning at 10:00 AM on WBAL Radio hosting the "Brian Kroneberger Financial Hour." If you miss him on Saturday you can catch him weekdays at 7:50 AM on WBAL radio providing timely market insight during his "Money Report." In addition to Brian’s daily presence on WBAL radio, he makes frequent appearances on WBAL Television.

Brian currently serves as the Chair on the Investment Committee for the Catholic Community Foundation of the Archdiocese of Baltimore. In addition, he is a Board of Trustee for Calvert Hall College High School.

Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Brian attended Calvert Hall College High School and graduated from Loyola University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance. Brian was a Three Time All-American lacrosse player at Loyola University and played eight years professionally with the Baltimore Thunder of the Major Indoor Lacrosse League. He is a member of both The Greater Baltimore Lacrosse Chapter and the Loyola University Hall of Fame. Brian is married with three children.

The formula Barron's uses to rank advisors is proprietary. It has three major components: assets managed, revenue produced and quality of practice. Investment returns are not a component of the rankings because an advisor's returns are dictated largely by the risk tolerance of clients. The quality-of-practice component includes an evaluation of each advisor's regulatory record.

Brian has been a Barron's award-winning advisor since 2010 and was a Financial Times Top 400 Financial Advisor in 2013.

Taylor Marino, CFP®

Vice President - Financial Advisor

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Taylor began his career at RBC Wealth Management in 2008, joining The Dyer Kroneberger Group a year later. He was born and raised in Baltimore and is a graduate of St. Paul's School. Taylor continued his education at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) earning dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in economics and sociology. He was a four year letter winner in lacrosse, a team captain and led the Retrievers to three straight NCAA tournament appearances.

After completing the extensive curriculum required, Taylor earned his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification. In addition, Taylor holds the Series 7 and Series 66 licenses and is appointed by the Maryland Insurance Administration.

Taylor currently resides in the Federal Hill area of Baltimore City with his wife Maura. In his free time he enjoys coaching lacrosse, spending time at the beach, golfing, holding a position on the non-profit "The Family Tree" Next Generation Board and supporting the Baltimore Ravens and Orioles.

Christine M Buckley, AEP®, CFP®, CPWA®

Associate Vice President, Financial Advisor

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Christine has over twenty years of financial services experience starting her career at Legg Mason Wood Walker, Inc. (LM). During her tenure at LM and its successors, including Morgan Stanley, she held corporate positions before transitioning onto a Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Team. In these roles, she was a senior planner guiding clients through examining and exploring a variety of personal financial strategies in areas including trust and estate planning, debt management, risk management, and executive compensation analysis. Prior to joining The Dyer Kroneberger Group, she was a financial advisor at an Ellicott City, Maryland independent investment advisory firm where she was involved in all aspects of client relationships.

Christine earned her CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, the Certified Private Wealth Advisor® and the Chartered Financial Consultant designations over her career. She is a member of the Financial Planning Association, Investment Management Consultants Association as well as the Baltimore and Howard County’s Estate Planning Councils. She earned her master’s degree in business administration from Johns Hopkins University and her Bachelor of Science in marketing and finance from the University of Maryland. Christine holds the industry licenses Series 7, 65, and 63 as well as being appointed by the Maryland Insurance Administration.

During her free time, she enjoys travel, time at the beach, and cheering on her three ice hockey playing nephews.

Gina Steele

Investment Associate

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Gina began her career in the securities industry at Ferris, Baker Watts, Inc., now RBC Wealth Management, in 1996. She joined The Westheimer Group, which has since evolved into The Dyer Kroneberger Group. With over 20 years of working directly with Brian, Gina has been an integral part of his business focusing on building and maintaining client relationships. In addition to providing excellent customer service, she serves as the team leader — coordinating various meetings, organizing client events and assisting with team marketing among other roles. Gina currently holds both the Series 7 and Series 63 licenses.

Gina is a native of Baltimore and lives in Jarrettsville with her husband and two teenage sons. She is an active volunteer for the Special Olympics of Maryland, with her main focus on organizing a team for the annual Polar Bear Plunge. She values her involvement in the community and enjoys time with family and friends as well as cheering on her two sons in their academic and athletic achievements.

Erin Phillips

Investment Associate

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Erin joined RBC Wealth Management (formerly Ferris, Baker Watts, Inc.) and The Dyer Kroneberger Group in 2006, bringing over 25 years of investment experience to her position. She joined RBC Wealth Management after working for several locals firms including Alex. Brown & Sons and Wachovia Securities. She began her career in 1981 at Merrill Lynch and soon after joined Shearson Lehman Brothers for several years. Erin works closely with Mark Dyer to provide clients with unparalleled investment advice and client service. She holds the Series 7 and 63 securities licenses. Erin is a native of Baltimore and currently lives with her husband and two children in Hampstead, Maryland. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and gardening.

Marie Smith

Registered Client Associate

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Marie joined RBC Wealth Management in 2016.  She was born and raised in York, Pennsylvania and is a graduate of Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree in Finance. At Shippensburg University, she was a member, and Marketing Chair, of the Investment Management Program.  Before joining the Dyer Kroneberger Group, Marie worked as a Relationship Specialist for Charles Schwab Advisor Services in Orlando, FL.  Marie currently holds both the Series 7 and Series 66 licenses. In her free time, she enjoys running, traveling and spending time with her family and friends.

Donna Spigler

Client Associate

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Donna joined RBC Wealth Management in October 2012.  Her background includes retail sales and management, healthcare administration, equity research at Deutsche Bank (formerly Alex. Brown & Sons), and most recently, working for an insurance and financial planning company. She enjoys reading and spending time with friends and family.

  • Eight member team with over 130 years of combined investment management experience
  • $950 million in personal assets under management
  • Retirement plan services provided to more than 10 public and private companies and nonprofit organizations