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Staff

    Executive Management

    Rob Carpenter
    President & CEO

    Robert Carpenter leads the team at BWFA that is dedicated to improving the financial lives of its clients. As President and CEO, he is responsible for overseeing all areas of the firm, Investment Management, Financial Planning, Tax Advisory Services and… Read More


    Joseph Manfredi, MBA
    Chief Operating Officer & Senior Portfolio Manager, Executive Manager

    Joseph Manfredi is Chief Operating Officer of Baltimore-Washington Financial Advisors, Inc.  Joe is privileged to work with the firm’s clients as a lead advisor to coordinate all BWFA capabilities when helping clients with financial planning, investment and tax advisory services…. Read More


    Wealth Management and Planning

    Townsend Hornor, Jr. (Sandy), CEPS
    Managing Director, Wealth Management, Executive Manager

    Sandy Hornor is an experienced financial professional with over 30 years in the industry. Sandy works with individuals, families, organizations, and companies to define their long-term wealth management objectives; he assists with the implementation of solutions and techniques to meet… Read More


    Thad Ismart, CFP®, CEPS
    Senior Financial Planner

    Thad Ismart is a Senior Financial Planner with Baltimore Washington Financial Advisors (BWFA). In this role, Thad prepares, presents, and implements comprehensive financial and retirement plans for BWFA’s clients. Thad is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER ® professional and a Certified… Read More


    Lawrence M. Post CPA, MST, CFP®, CIMA®
    Senior Tax and Planning Advisor

    Larry Post is a financial professional dedicated to serving the needs of individuals and families. Prior to joining BWFA, Larry held various positions in Hawthorn, PNC Family Office, PNC Wealth Management, and was a partner with a CPA and financial… Read More


    Tyler Kluge, CFP®, CPWA®, CDFA®, CEPS
    Financial Planner

    Tyler joined BWFA in 2016 and currently serves as a Financial Planner. He supports the firm’s Investment Management Team, Financial Planning Team, and Client Service Team.  He is very proud and excited to work with clients and their families to… Read More


    Joseph DePatie, CFA, CFP®, CDFA®
    Associate Financial Planner

    Joe is an Associate Financial Planner with BWFA. In this role, Joe supports the financial planning, investment management, and client service teams. Joe is a Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) Charterholder, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER ® professional and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst… Read More


    Matthew Smiler, ChFC®
    Tax Advisor, Associate Financial Planner

    Matthew joined BWFA in 2019 as a Tax Advisor and financial planner. He is a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and holds a B.S. in Business from Towson University. Matthew has worked in the accounting and financial advisory industry for over… Read More


    Tyler Cunningham, CFP®, CEPS
    Associate Financial Planner

    Tyler joined BWFA in 2021 as an Associate Financial Planner and supports the investment management, financial planning, and client services teams. Before BWFA Tyler worked at T. Rowe Price where he obtained his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification. Tyler is also… Read More


    Asset Management

    Rob Carpenter
    President & CEO

    Robert Carpenter leads the team at BWFA that is dedicated to improving the financial lives of its clients. As President and CEO, he is responsible for overseeing all areas of the firm, Investment Management, Financial Planning, Tax Advisory Services and… Read More


    Joseph Manfredi, MBA
    Chief Operating Officer & Senior Portfolio Manager, Executive Manager

    Joseph Manfredi is Chief Operating Officer of Baltimore-Washington Financial Advisors, Inc.  Joe is privileged to work with the firm’s clients as a lead advisor to coordinate all BWFA capabilities when helping clients with financial planning, investment and tax advisory services…. Read More


    Chris Kelly, CPA, CFP®, M.Accy
    Financial Advisor, Portfolio Manager & Executive Manager

    Chris is a Financial Advisor and Investment Portfolio Manager whose expertise includes comprehensive financial planning and investment portfolio management and strategy. He is a member of the firm’s Executive Management Committee, as well as the Investment Management Committee. Chris is… Read More


    Joseph A. Caputo, CFP®
    Portfolio Manager, Chief Information Officer & Executive Manager

    Joseph Caputo joined BWFA in September of 2012 as the firm’s Chief Information Officer and Financial Advisor. He has obtained over 15 years of financial and investment management related experience. Prior to joining the firm, he worked for notable local,… Read More


    Max Pflugrad
    Associate Financial Analyst

    Max Pflugrad started with BWFA as an intern during the summer of 2021. He graduated from Towson University with a B.S. in Business, and is currently pursuing his CIMA certification. He is excited about his new role as an Associate… Read More


    Tax Services

    Lawrence M. Post CPA, MST, CFP®, CIMA®
    Senior Tax and Planning Advisor

    Larry Post is a financial professional dedicated to serving the needs of individuals and families. Prior to joining BWFA, Larry held various positions in Hawthorn, PNC Family Office, PNC Wealth Management, and was a partner with a CPA and financial… Read More


    Matthew Smiler, ChFC®
    Tax Advisor, Associate Financial Planner

    Matthew joined BWFA in 2019 as a Tax Advisor and financial planner. He is a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and holds a B.S. in Business from Towson University. Matthew has worked in the accounting and financial advisory industry for over… Read More


    Brian Murray
    Tax Advisor

    Brian joined BWFA in 2019 as a Tax Advisor. He is currently working to achieve his Enrolled Agent Certificate. He spent the previous 12 years working at BDO USA in a variety of roles, including the last 5 in the… Read More


    Ann Garczynski, CPA
    Associate Tax Advisor

    Ann Garczynski is an Associate Tax Advisor with BWFA. She is a graduate of the University of Baltimore with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Accounting. She is a native of New York City and began her career as… Read More


    Gary Trotter
    Tax Associate

    Gary Trotter joined BWFA in May 2016 as a Tax Intern, he is now a Tax Advisor. He graduated from SUNY Stony Brook, NY with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and then earned a Master’s Degree in Business Management from Brooklyn Polytechnic University.  Gary… Read More


    Yuan Zhang, EA
    Tax Associate

    Yuan Zhang is a Tax Associate at BWFA, she is also an Enrolled Agent. She graduated from the University of Maryland where she earned her BS in Accounting. Prior to joining BWFA, Yuan was a staff accountant in a regional… Read More


    Lex Ruygrok, CPA, Esquire
    Tax Consultant

    Lex started his career in the tax department of Deliotte & Touche where he became a tax manager specializing in employee benefits and retirement plan consulting.  He subsequently became a partner in a small local accounting firm where he focused his… Read More


    Ana Welborn, CPA
    Tax Consultant

    Ana joined BWFA as a Tax Consultant in 2017. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County where she earned her BS in Financial Economics and minored in accounting. Prior to joining BWFA, Ana was a tax manager… Read More


    Business Services

    Brian MacMillan
    Managing Director M&A

    Brian MacMillan joined BWFA in May 2013 and is the Managing Director of Mergers and Acquisitions. He is a graduate of Salisbury University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Brian attended the Management Development Program… Read More


    Client Services

    Meghan Manas, CEPS
    Director of Client Services, Executive Manager, Notary Public

    Meghan is a BWFA Executive Manager and Certified Elder Planning Specialist (CEPS). Serving as the firm’s Director of Client Services, she supervises all aspects of the client experience including those which impact new client relationships. Additionally, Meghan oversees client education… Read More


    Eve Kennedy, CEPS
    Senior Client Associate

    Eve Kennedy joined BWFA in 2017 as a member of our Client Service Team. Eve is a Certified Elder Planning Specialist (CEPS). As a former athlete, Eve is comfortable working in a team environment. Eve is passionate about making sure… Read More


    Kwanza Ellis, CRPC®, CEPS
    Senior Client Associate

    Kwanza serves as a Senior Client Associate with a focus on financial planning. She has 9 years of experience in the financial services industry and is currently pursuing the Certified Financial Planner designation. Kwanza is a Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor… Read More


    Michael W. Kilduff
    Senior Client Operations Associate

    Michael is a Senior Client Operations Associate for BWFA. He enjoys assisting BWFA clients in problem solving and creative solutions to meet their goals and needs. Prior to joining BWFA, Michael was a Registered Client Service Associate with Morgan Stanley… Read More


    Tyler Kluge, CFP®, CPWA®, CDFA®, CEPS
    Financial Planner

    Tyler joined BWFA in 2016 and currently serves as a Financial Planner. He supports the firm’s Investment Management Team, Financial Planning Team, and Client Service Team.  He is very proud and excited to work with clients and their families to… Read More


    Joseph DePatie, CFA, CFP®, CDFA®
    Associate Financial Planner

    Joe is an Associate Financial Planner with BWFA. In this role, Joe supports the financial planning, investment management, and client service teams. Joe is a Chartered Financial Analyst® (CFA) Charterholder, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER ® professional and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst… Read More


    Tyler Cunningham, CFP®, CEPS
    Associate Financial Planner

    Tyler joined BWFA in 2021 as an Associate Financial Planner and supports the investment management, financial planning, and client services teams. Before BWFA Tyler worked at T. Rowe Price where he obtained his CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification. Tyler is also… Read More


    Cortney Caronna
    Marketing Associate

    Cortney graduated from Towson University with a bachelors degree in Communications with a focus in Public Relations & Advertising. She has worked in many Customer Service positions over the years including jobs in the restaurant, grocery and mortgage industries. She… Read More


    Raechelle Norton
    Client Associate

    Raechelle joined BWFA in 2019 as a Client Associate. She attended Loyola University Maryland for both undergraduate and graduate school. She has spent time in both customer service and sales positions. She lives in Mt. Washington, Maryland, where she lives… Read More


    Yuan Zhang, EA
    Tax Associate

    Yuan Zhang is a Tax Associate at BWFA, she is also an Enrolled Agent. She graduated from the University of Maryland where she earned her BS in Accounting. Prior to joining BWFA, Yuan was a staff accountant in a regional… Read More


    Parker Gray
    Client Associate

    Parker joined BWFA in 2022 and currently serves as a Client Associate with a focus on financial planning. She is currently pursuing the Certified Financial Planner designation. Parker grew up in Maryland and attended the University of New Hampshire, where… Read More


    Samantha Carpenter
    Digital Communications Specialist

    Samantha Carpenter graduated summa cum laude from The George Washington University’s Corcoran School of Arts and Design where she earned her BFA in Graphic Design. Serving as a Digital Communications Specialist at BWFA, Samantha helps support various aspects of the… Read More