Chris Ascher

Senior Vice President - Branch Director

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Chris started in the financial services industry as a financial advisor with Merrill Lynch in 1982, later joining Morgan Stanley in 1985. With a wealth of experience at Morgan Stanley, Chris managed the Bloomington, Minneapolis and Wayzata branches. He later moved to Ohio, assuming the roles of complex manager for the Cincinnati / Dayton market and the Rookwood branch as a non-producing manager. During his tenure at Morgan Stanley, Chris received many internal awards, as well as being recognized as one of On Wall Street‘s Top 100 Branch Managers in 2008 and 2012. 

In 2016, Chris had the opportunity to move back to Minnesota to join RBC Wealth Management as the branch manager for the Edina branch. In addition to being able to come home, Chris believes the culture at RBC Wealth Management is unsurpassed. He is proud to be part of a firm that puts clients’ interests first and where financial advisors can truly be entrepreneurs. 

Chris earned a Bachelor of Arts in finance from Augsburg College in 1981 and attended The Wharton School in the Senior Branch Manager Program in 2001 and 2002. He is a past president of the Augsburg College Alumni Board. He also serves on the Campaign Action Team committee at Augsburg College, leading a capital campaign for a new science, business and religion building. 

Chris and his wife, Susan, enjoy travel, skiing and hiking in the mountains, cycling, sailing and golf.

Vicki Johnson

Vice President, Assistant Complex Manager, Private Client Group

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Vicki started with RBC Dain in January of 2005, and became assistant complex manager (ACM) in 2008. She has been in in the financial services industry for 28 years, also working for Equity Securities and Prudential Securities. As ACM, Vicki works closely with Deb to assist Wally in day-to-day supervision of FAs, and provide compliance guidance as needed. She has her Series 3, 7, 9, 10, 63, 66 and Minnesota insurance licenses. In her spare time, Vicki enjoys spending time with family and friends, the outdoors, her yard and travelling.

Sherry Tanberg

Vice President, Administrative Complex Manager, Private Client Group

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Sherry joined RBC Wealth Management in 2008 and has been in the financial services industry since 1979. Previously, she worked for Equity Securities and managed back office operations and retail offices. As administrative complex manager (ADCM), Sherry supervises operational activity within the complex, and manages complex and branch support personnel. She also assists the complex director in coordinating FA and AFA trainee recruiting. Sherry has her Series 7, 9, 10, and 66 licenses. Sherry enjoys spending time with family, her grandkids’ activities, walking and golf.

Grace Cramond

Senior Branch Service Manager

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