Thomas Smith, CAP®, CFP®, CLU®, CPA

Managing Director - Branch Director, Senior Consulting Group

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Thomas is responsible for the integration and delivery of all client investment and wealth planning for a select group of affluent clients and their families. He also has the responsibility of managing the Tyler RBC Wealth Management branch. He has extensive experience in the retirement planning arena and built his practice through networking with CPA firms. Prior to joining RBC Wealth Management, Thomas founded Bridge Wealth Management in Tyler and managed the firm from 2000 – 2012. Before Bridge Wealth, he was a public accountant at Arthur Andersen’s Dallas office and one of the first jointly credentialed CPA/CFP® practitioners in the industry. 

Thomas graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), holds the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) certification, and holds the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®) and Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®) designations. Thomas is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, The Texas Society of CPAs and the East Texas Estate Planning Council.

Thomas serves on the board of directors of the East Texas Communities Foundation and the Hospice of East Texas Foundation. He is also active in his church, in youth ministry, spending time with his wife and sons at athletic events and traveling. He is passionate about outdoor pursuits, including hiking, backpacking, canyoneering, golf, and fly fishing. Thomas, his wife, Pam, and their four sons, Logan, Dylan, Caden and Ethan, reside in Tyler, Texas.

Dana Falco

Associate, Business Senior


In addition to Thomas, you will be served by his senior client associate, Dana Falco. Dana has worked with Thomas for more than 14 years and provides supports to help build and sustain long-term client relationships by delivering high touch, personalized service to each client. Dana often serves as the primary client contact for special projects and complex family service arrangements. 

Prior to joining RBC Wealth Management, Dana worked as director of operations at Bridge Wealth Management from 2000 through 2012, where she managed human resources and client service for the firm.

Outside of work, Dana enjoys spending time with her husband, Charlie, and two sons, Marion and Cole. They are very involved in youth sports and help manage a club soccer team. They also enjoy being outdoors and traveling.

Dana Owen

Client Associate


Dana joined RBC Wealth Management in 2013 with Branch Director, Thomas Smith. She began her career in the financial industry as an administrative assistant with Thomas in 2008. Currently, she provides administrative support to the team and is responsible for many day to day activities, including scheduling and maintaining the team calendar, coordinating the periodic review process and cashiering. Dana is also an integral part of our client support services and enjoys developing and maintaining relationships with our clients. 

Dana earned her bachelor’s degree from LSU-Shreveport, then worked as an assistant in the office of U.S. Senator J. Bennett Johnston. She took time from work to raise her three sons and was heavily involved in volunteer activities at their school and church. Prior to entering the financial industry, she worked as an assistant Librarian at her sons’ school. 

Outside of work, Dana enjoys time with her sons; Addison, Ross and Carter, as well as reading, music, and time with friends.

Jana Philips

Registered Client Associate


Jana joined RBC Wealth Management as a Client Associate in 2015. She graduated from the University of Texas at Tyler with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance and is currently working on her master’s degree. 

As a Client Associate, Jana is responsible for updating and maintaining client records, opening new accounts, preparing paperwork for client reviews, as well as many other administrative duties. She also manages the business social media accounts, such as Facebook and LinkedIn, for Branch Director, Thomas Smith. 

Outside of work Jana enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with family and friends. She resides in Jacksonville, TX with her wife, Casie.

Jana is looking forward to gaining valuable knowledge and experience at RBC Wealth Management while developing her career in the financial industry.

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