What’s Happening at BWFA



By: Meghan Manas – Director, Client Services

At BWFA, we strive to provide the best possible customer service for our clients. with that goal in mind, and to keep up with the needs of our growing client base, BWFA is pleased to welcome our two newest staff members:

TOWNSEND HORNOR, JR. (SANDY) I Managing Director, Wealth Management

Sandy Hornor is an experienced financial professional with over 25 years in the industry. Sandy works with individuals, organizations and companies to define their long-term wealth management objectives; he assists with the implementation of solutions and techniques to meet their objectives. Sandy strives to ensure that each client’s goals are met or exceeded by delivering a custom tailored plan designed to address each client’s unique circumstances. His oversight and guidance helps clients to comfortably navigate through this often complex process.

Prior to joining BWFA, Sandy worked at Legg Mason Investment Counsel as Principal and Business Development Executive. Before that he was a Regional Vice President for Old Mutual Asset Management, New York Life Investment Management and MFS Investment Management. Sandy, his wife and three children reside in Ellicott City, Maryland.

ANTHONY PUGLIESE I Operations Manager

Anthony joined BWFA as the Investment Operations Manager. Prior to joining the firm, Anthony gained experience in the financial services industry with Northeast Planning Corporation in Cranford, NJ, and most recently with Wells Fargo Advisors in Baltimore, MD. Anthony graduated from West Virginia University with degrees in History and International Business. He holds FINRA Securities Licenses (Series 7, 66, 31) as well as Maryland Life and Health Insurance Licenses. Away from the office, Anthony is involved as a member of the Associated Italian American Charities of Maryland. He is also a member of the All American Baseball Umpires Association where he was the 2014 Rookie of the Year. In his spare time Anthony enjoys playing golf, managing and playing on a co-ed softball team, and playing basketball. Anthony currently resides in Baldwin, MD with his wife Lauren, identical twin girls Savanna and Sofia, and Pit Bull Stella.

Congratulations to Allison Gowallis

Another way we strive to continue to provide our clients with the best possible customer service is cross training and growth with our current staff. We are pleased to announce that Allison Gowallis is now an Operations Associate and part of the operations Team!