Our team

We are proud of our service-oriented culture dedicated to putting clients first and we are committed to ensuring all advisors and clients enjoy a smooth transition to RBC Wealth Management. RBC Wealth Management is a unique firm in the industry ¬— a boutique firm feel with the products and services of a large investment firm and the financial strength of The Royal Bank of Canada, one of the world's strongest banks. We are passionate about helping our advisors and teams in the St Paul Complex help their clients reach their goals. Scroll through our team members below to learn more about who we are and how we can be of service to you.

Lauri Droster, AWM, CFP®, MBA

Managing Director - Complex Director, Senior Portfolio Manager - Portfolio Focus

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Lauri began her career in financial services in 1986. She joined RBC Wealth Management in 1992 and in 2015 became the Branch Director of the Madison, WI office. In 2020 she was promoted to Complex Director of the RBC Wealth Management St. Paul Complex. As an advisor, her passion was helping her clients. Now as a Complex Director, Lauri is committed to helping the advisors and teams in the St Paul Complex help their clients reach their goals.

Every year as a financial advisor Lauri received recognition as a member of RBC Wealth Management Chairman’s or President’s Councils, which recognizes outstanding performance. Lauri’s other honors include: 2006 Barron’s Top 100 Women Financial Advisors in the U.S., the 2009 and 2010 Barron’s Top 1000 Advisor list, the 2020 Forbes/SHOOK Best-In-State Wealth Advisor, and 2020 Forbes/SHOOK Top Women Wealth Advisor. 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. She was RBC Wealth Management’s national recipient of the award for Diversity in the Workplace in 2017, and 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. In 2011 she completed RBC’s Accredited Wealth Manager program.

Lauri is a past president of the RBC Women’s Association of Financial Advisors, LPGA Amateurs Madison chapter, and Good Shepherd Lutheran Church foundation. She has been a volunteer National Ski Patroller for over 30 years and serves as the Treasurer of the Devils Head Ski Patrol. Lauri and her husband Bruce love to ski, bike, golf, scuba dive, cook, and travel.

Melissa Moser

Vice President - Assistant Complex Manager

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Melissa joined RBC Wealth Management in May 2017, she started as the Administrative Complex Manager and transitioned to the Assistant Complex Manager role in January 2019. Starting in the financial services industry in 1996, she has passed her Series 7, 9, 10, 24 and 66 securities exams and holds Minnesota insurance licenses. Melissa brings more than 24 years of experience in the financial services industry to her role, having previously worked with Ameriprise, Raymond James and Wells Fargo in various management roles.

 

Melissa is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing with a minor in sociology. As a leader, Melissa sees change as an opportunity to grow. She believes motivation comes from a clear vision, that employees are a collection of individuals connected to a higher purpose, and work should be fun. As a people manager, she is dedicated to the success of those she manages and sees her role as inspiring others to come together, utilizing everyone’s unique talents, experiences and ideas to build a better future.

Away from the office, Melissa enjoys volunteering and has been a member of several different boards. Her most recent board position was with the St. Paul Festival and Heritage Foundation, where she was involved with events such as St. Paul Winter Carnival. Along with her husband, Troy, and their two children, Lauren and Thomas, they enjoy hockey, golf, tennis, yoga, fishing and traveling.

Mary Johnson

Vice President - Complex Operations Manager, Private Client Group

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Mary joined RBC Wealth Management in 2008 and has been in the financial services industry since 1979. Previously she worked for PaineWebber, E.F. Hutton, Shearson and Smith Barney managing back office operations and retail offices. In January 2019, Mary transitioned from the assistant complex manager to complex operations manager. She works closely with Melissa and Lisa to ensure operational activities run efficiently. Mary has passed the Series 3, 7, 9, 10, 63 and 66 securities exams.

In her spare time, Mary enjoys helping her husband with his business and spending time with her family, especially her four grandchildren.

Lisa Slifka

Administrative Complex Manager

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Lisa joined RBC Wealth Management in November 2017 as a senior registered client associate and recently became the administrative complex manager for the St. Paul Complex. She has more than 26 years of experience in the financial and legal services industries, including 17 years with Merrill Lynch, and has passed the Series 7, 9, 10, 63 and 66 exams. Lisa’s many years of client service experience guide her in the oversight of complex and branch support personnel in day-to-day operations. Lisa lives in Prior Lake, Minnesota, and has four children, Kailey, Marguerite, Gabby and Tyler, and two grandchildren, Gavin and Leah. In her spare time, Lisa enjoys spending time at the cabin with her family. She is also a dedicated distance runner and cyclist and has competed in many marathons, half-marathons, 10ks and mud runs.

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