Our Team

Our Team

The Flanders Group is composed of professionals who are eager to meet the ever-changing needs of our diverse client base. Diverse in experience, our staff will provide you with the support and dedication required to help meet your needs.

One of the greatest benefits of utilizing the services of a Certified Public Accountant is a commitment to the client fiduciary standard of care and to lifelong professional education. This education keeps our staff abreast of the latest changes to tax laws, technology, financial reform, and legislation affecting our clients. A CPA is committed to obtaining a minimum of 80 hours of education during each two-year period. David consistently exceeds this minimum education requirement.

David A. Flanders, CPA/PFS, CFP®

Investment Advisor

David created The Flanders Group in 2007 and offers his knowledge and experience as a Certified Public Accountant, Personal Financial Specialist, and CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional to advise his clients toward tax-optimized financial decisions. He has passed the FINRA Series 7 and 66 exams, as well as the Maryland Life and Health Insurance Exam. Dave has held executive financial management positions with companies in the retail, financial services, distribution, and real estate development and management industries.

David received his BS in education from Millersville University in 1978, his certificate in accounting from the University of Baltimore in 1985, and his certificate in personal financial planning from the University of Delaware in 2009. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Maryland Association of CPAs. He joined the financial services industry because he believes individuals deserve to receive the highest quality investment guidance, and he strives to provide that exceptional service to clients so they can experience the futures they dream about.

Dave currently lives on a farm in Churchville with his wife, Diane. Together, they have four grown children, four grandchildren, three Jack Russell Terriers, and a small herd of alpacas. He enjoys golfing, sailing, and woodworking.

Diane Flanders

Director of Business Development

Diane joined The Flanders Group in 2014 and serves as the firm's president, responsible for business development, marketing, and client relationships. She brought with her more than 25 years of executive experience in two vice president roles. She joined the financial service industry because she enjoys helping people reach their goals and truly saw the need to do so on a personal, individual level for clients seeking to achieve their desired futures.

Diane was recognized as one of the "Top 100 Women in Maryland," a distinction that The Daily Record awards to successful women making impacts through leadership, community service, and mentorship*. She is a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for Children volunteer, former president of the Mid-Atlantic Business Group on Health (MABGH), and past board member of HopeWell Cancer Support.

Diane currently lives on a farm in Churchville with her husband, Dave. Together, they have four grown children, four grandchildren, three Jack Russell Terriers, and a small herd of alpacas. She enjoys gardening, making all-natural soap, entertaining guests and spending time with her family—especially on vacations at the beach.

 

* This award is not specific to financial services and does not imply an endorsement, recommendation, or otherwise reflect the performance of the advisor or any accounts.

Meghan Flanders

Wealth Management Assistant

Meghan became part of The Flanders Group in 2014 and works directly with clients to help deliver a personable, stress-free feeling when they contact or visit the office. In this role, she is responsible for account opening and implementation. Previously, she worked as an executive team leader and an assistant branch manager at financial service companies.

Meghan volunteers throughout the year at her son's school and Santa Claus Anonymous. She was inspired to join the financial services industry because of her love of helping people, particularly in their financial lives. She believes that helping individuals improve their financial well-being will allow everything else to fall in place for them.

Meghan is originally from the West Coast and once co-piloted a flight from St.Croix to Puerto Rico. She lives in Bel Air with her husband, Ryan, and their two sons, L.J. and Cruz. They also have a rescue puppy named Remington and an orange cat who is a real-life depiction of Jim Davis' "Garfield."

Ryan M. Flanders

Portfolio Analyst

Ryan began his role at The Flanders Group in 2013 and is the lead portfolio analyst, providing their clients with expert guidance on portfolio design and implementation. He also assists with financial plan development, tax preparation, and small business accounting, as well as providing office IT support and web design and maintenance.

Ryan graduated from Towson University with a BA in economics. Prior to joining The Flanders Group, he gained 12 years of management experience, where he honed the critical leadership and decision-making skills required for success in his current role. His decision to become part of the financial services industry was spurred by his keen ability in working with numbers and his desire to make financial planning approachable and easy to understand for clients. Ryan holds his FINRA Series 7 and 66 securities registrations and is a licensed Life/ Variable Life insurance producer. He is proudly a 2019 Level III candidate in the CFA program.

Ryan is an avid, overly superstitious sports fan who loves the Baltimore Ravens and Orioles and the Maryland Terps. He also enjoys playing a round of golf, watching his boys play baseball, and taking family beach vacations. He lives in Bel Air with his wife, Meghan; their two sons, L.J. and Cruz; their dog, Remington; and their cat Alex.