Lauri Droster, AIF®, AWM, CFP®, MBA

Senior Vice President - Branch Director, Senior Portfolio Manager - Portfolio Focus

Email |

Lauri began her career in the securities industry in the operations area of the First Wisconsin bank trust department in 1986. She joined RBC Wealth Management in 1992 as part of a high performance team helping clients achieve their financial goals, and assumed leadership of the team in 2001. Since 2003, Lauri has received annual recognition as a member of RBC Wealth Management Chairman’s or President’s Councils, which honors employees for their outstanding production, as evidenced by performance and professional growth. Other honors include Lauri’s inclusion in the 2006 Barron’s Top 100 Women Financial Advisors in the U.S., and the 2009 and 2010 Barron’s Top 1000 Advisor list. In 2010 she was selected as the Edgewood College MBA Distinguished Alumnus, and in 2011 Lauri received The ATHENA Award from The Business Forum in recognition of her long-standing leadership in business.  In 2015 she was promoted to Branch Director of the RBC-WM Madison office.  In 2017 she was the national recipient out of 150 RBC offices nationwide to receive the award for Diversity in the Workplace. In addition, Lauri was awarded the national recipient of the Gail Winslow Award in 2018, which recognizes a woman at RBC Wealth Management-U.S. who demonstrates exemplary efforts to help attract, support and retain women clients and financial advisors.

Lauri graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with a Bachelor of Science in mathematics and earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Edgewood College. In 2001, she achieved the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification, after finishing the highly demanding and extensive curriculum. She holds her Accredited Investment Fiduciary® designation and in 2011 she completed RBC’s Accredited Wealth Manager program.

Lauri is the past President of the RBC Women’s Association of Financial Advisors. She is also a member of the Edgewood College Board of Trustees, and is past President of the Executive Women’s Golf Association, Madison chapter. Lauri loves to golf, scuba dive, and ski.  She takes pride in being a member of the Devil’s Head Ski Patrol team since 1990, and serves as its Treasurer.

Client Strategies Team

With individual specializations across a variety of financial disciplines, the Client Strategies Team serves as a unique resource to RBC Wealth Management financial advisors. Our clients and advisors both benefit from the collective expertise of this team, and their ability to help enhance the effectiveness of wealth management strategies—from recommendations through delivery of solutions.


Wealth Management Consultant


Wealth Planning Consultant


Divisional Retirement Consultant