Smith Wealth Advisory Group

Smith Wealth Advisory Group is proud to offer “a wealth of knowledge about wealth”®. Although most define wealth in monetary terms, we believe that true wealth has little to do with money.  Among other influences, we are guided by a quote from Henry David Thoreau: "Wealth is the ability to fully experience life."  In our minds, the key to becoming "wealthy" is to enjoy the riches of life itself. 

Being an effective wealth advisor is less about helping you accumulate and protect a certain dollar amount than it is about helping you use it to enjoy life, cross off "bucket list" items, and experience all the things money itself can't buy. We help you educate your children and grandchildren so that they can have promising futures. We help you retire comfortably, support worthwhile causes, endow meaningful legacies, age with dignity, and so much more. In short, we make our living by making a difference.

Whether you enjoy sharing life’s insights over coffee, playing a round of golf, or relaxing at a family gathering, our team is all about developing truly personal relationships so that we can create more customized financial strategies designed to help you "fully experience life."

Our value proposition is centered not only upon our vast knowledge and experience, but also upon the nature of what's within the hearts of each member of our team.  The achievement of 13 professional designations demonstrating specialized knowledge in Retirement Income Planning and Social Security, Portfolio Management, Charitable Giving and Philanthropy, and broader financial planning and comprehensive wealth management issues for corporate executives, business owners, physicians, and affluent individuals and their families is unprecedented not only within the local area but within the entire financial services industry and country at large.

Far more importantly, we are guided by our passion to serve the greater good. Knowledge can be learned, but what cannot be taught are the values, character, and integrity possessed by each member of our team. As advisors, we consider ourselves stewards of your assets and advise you accordingly. Genuine, sincere, loyal, dependable, and wise are hallmarks of who we are, how we function, and how we wish to be remembered. We recognize the importance of our advice, and aspire to meaningfully improve the lives of our clients, our communities, and the world in which we live through our insights.
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Kevin J Smith
Executive Vice President/ Wealth Management, Financial Advisor
About Kevin

Named by Forbes as a "Best-in-State Wealth Advisor" and by the Financial Times as a "Top 400 Advisor" nationwide, Kevin’s career in the areas of finance, accounting, and comprehensive financial and investment planning spans over 30 years. A former Janney "Financial Advisor of the Year", his unique business background and broad financial experience have benefited an extensive list of individual and institutional clients in that time. Before joining Janney Montgomery Scott, he had previously served in similar positions with Legg Mason and Smith Barney. Prior to founding his wealth advisory practice in 2001, he was a senior executive at Glatfelter (NYSE:GLT), a global supplier of specialized papers headquartered in York, PA, where he served in numerous positions including Divisional Controller and Director of one of the company’s largest business units.

Kevin’s vast experience includes planning for education and retirement, philanthropic and estate planning, and the development of solutions and strategies for the complex needs of corporate executives, business owners, and affluent individuals and their families. He has become a recognized figure in retirement income planning with in-depth knowledge of Social Security benefits, retirement income taxation, optimal distribution planning, and broad knowledge of numerous retirement systems such as TIAA-CREF, PSERS, MSRPS, FERS, and CSRS. He was previously named one of “America’s Best Financial Planners” by Consumers’ Research Council of America.

Kevin’s many professional designations represent the pinnacle of the financial planning and investment professions, including Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®), Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) professional, Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®), Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®), Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®), Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor℠ (CRPC®), Certification in Long-Term Care (CLTC®), National Social Security Advisor℠ (NSSA®), Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP®), Accredited Wealth Management Advisor℠ (AWMA®) and Accredited Asset Management Specialist℠ (AAMS®). His insights have been featured in national publications such as U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, Investopedia, TheStreet, MSN and YahooFinance. Kevin has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Management and Economics from Gettysburg College, where he was class Salutatorian and a Summa Cum Laude graduate.


A lifelong resident of York County, PA, Kevin has formerly served as a council member of the Borough of Stewartstown and as Vice President of the York County SPCA board. He is actively involved with the Stewartstown Lions Club, FamilyFirst Health, Leave a Legacy York County, South Eastern Community Education Foundation, Dollars for Scholars, St. Joseph Church, Women's Care Center of York, Gettysburg College, and numerous other civic organizations in various volunteer and leadership capacities.

Kevin's Credentials:

Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) - This is the most respected and recognized investment credential in the world, and represents a tradition of upholding the highest standards of education and integrity in the investment profession. Topics covered include Financial Reporting & Analysis, Portfolio Management, Quantitative Methods, Corporate Finance, Alternative Investments, Fixed Income Investments, Equity Investments, Derivatives, Economics, Securities Analysis & Valuation, Performance Measurement, and Ethical & Professional Standards.

Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) professional - This is the highest designation in the financial planning profession. Topics covered include Risk Management, Investments, Tax Planning & Management, Retirement & Employee Benefits, Estate Planning, and the Financial Planning Process. Designees must also uphold CFP Board's Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Rules of Conduct, and Financial Planning Practice Standards. These standards require that CFP professionals provide financial planning services with a fiduciary standard of care and act in the best interests of their clients at all times.

Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®) - Signifies specialized knowledge of fiduciary responsibility and the ability to implement policies and procedures that meet a defined standard of care. The designation is the culmination of a rigorous training program which includes a comprehensive final examination. On an ongoing basis, completion of continuing education and adherence to the Code of Ethics and Conduct Standards are required to maintain the AIF designation.

Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®) - Covers extensive education and application training in all aspects of financial planning, income taxation, insurance planning, investments, retirement planning, and estate planning.

Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®) - Represents a thorough understanding of a broad array of personal risk management and life insurance planning issues and stresses ethics, professionalism, and in-depth knowledge in the delivery of financial advice. Topics covered include Fundamentals of Insurance Planning, Individual Life Insurance, Life Insurance Law, Fundamentals of Estate Planning, Planning for Business Owners and Professionals, Health Insurance, Income Taxation, Group Benefits, Investments, and Retirement Planning.

Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®) - The focus of this program ensures that the needs and wishes of philanthropic donors are met—from understanding the appropriate legal and estate planning tools necessary to meet charitable giving goals, to the variety of giving options and techniques available.

Chartered Advisor for Senior Living (CASL®) - This program focuses on the financial factors involved in senior living and senior living care.

Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC®) - This curriculum covers the entire retirement planning process, including sources of retirement income, employer-sponsored retirement plans, income taxation, retirement cash flow planning, asset management, estate planning, personal savings and investments, Social Security and Medicare, and meeting multiple financial objectives.

Certification in Long-Term Care (CLTC®) - This program provides a comprehensive education on helping clients solve their long term care needs, including the resources that will be required as they age, such as housing and services, and how they will be paid for.

Accredited Wealth Management Advisor (AWMA®) - This program entails extensive study and coursework in the areas of wealth accumulation, wealth preservation, and wealth transfer. Topics emphasized include Investment and Portfolio Theory, Insurance and Risk Management, Executive Benefits, Retirement and Estate Planning, Taxation, Ethics, and Addressing the Needs of Business Owners.

Accredited Asset Management Specialist (AAMS®) - Topics addressed in this program include Investments, Estate Planning, Education Planning, Retirement Planning, Asset Management, Insurance, and Taxation. Professionals must adhere to a strict code of ethics.

Retirement Income Certified Professional (RICP®) – Curriculum topics range from retirement portfolio management techniques and mitigation of plan risks to the proper use of annuities, employer-sponsored benefits, and determining the optimal Social Security claiming age. Income needs and objectives, estate issues and other risks to the retirement income plan, Social Security and Medicare, health insurance and housing decisions, and income taxation are among the broad subject areas addressed.

National Social Security Advisor (NSSA®) - The NSSA program promotes advanced Social Security education and provides the knowledge to counsel clients on effective ways to claim Social Security benefits in order to optimize lifetime Social Security income. NSSA advisors are uniquely qualified to navigate their clients through the complexity of the Social Security system and guide them on the variety of Social Security options that are available. The program is the gold standard in Social Security certification and training in the nation. 

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Tyler L Lerman
Financial Advisor
About Tyler
Tyler has earned the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) professional designation, which is the highest designation in the financial planning profession. To earn this distinguished designation, a candidate must pass the comprehensive 6-hour CFP® Certification Examination which includes case studies and client scenarios designed to test one’s ability to correctly diagnose financial planning issues and apply one’s knowledge of financial planning to real world circumstances. Topics covered included Risk Management, Investments, Tax Planning & Management, Retirement & Employee Benefits, Estate Planning, and the Financial Planning Process. Candidates also complete a minimum of three years of full-time financial planning-related experience and agree to meet ongoing continuing education requirements and to uphold the CFP Board’s Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility, Rules of Conduct and Financial Planning Practice Standards.

In addition, Tyler has earned the National Social Security Advisor (NSSA®) designation from the National Social Security Association, the Retirement Income Certified Professional® (RICP®) designation from American College, and the Certified in Long-Term Care (CLTC®) designation. He is also an Accredited Investment Fiduciary® (AIF®) which signifies specific knowledge of fiduciary responsibility. Tyler is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Temple University’s Fox School of Business and Management with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree in Risk Management & Insurance.

He is currently a member of the York Young Professionals and a member of the York County Estate Planning Council. Tyler serves on the finance committee for York Habitat for Humanity and volunteers for the Boy Scouts of America New Birth of Freedom Council, where he serves as a member of its Advancement Committee. He has attained the rank of Eagle Scout, which is the highest achievement possible in the scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), and previously earned the Outstanding Citizenship Award for his efforts to organize a community fundraiser that raised over $30,000 for the Four Diamonds Fund.

In addition to valuing quality time with family and friends, Tyler’s personal interests include golf, weightlifting, kayaking, travel, and playing guitar and drums.
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Alyssum M Keefer
Vice President/ Wealth Management, Branch Manager
About Alyssum

Named by the Central Penn Business Journal to its prestigious “Forty Under 40” list in 2020 for her professional accomplishments, leadership, community service and commitment to inspiring change, Alyssum is the branch manager of Janney’s York, PA office and an experienced financial advisor who oversees client administration and practice management for Smith Wealth Advisory Group. She prides herself in client satisfaction and operational efficiency, and addresses client needs and concerns promptly, thoroughly, and with enthusiasm. Her vast responsibilities also include portfolio analysis, securities trading, and financial plan development and implementation. She has obtained her Series 7, 9, 10, 31, 63, 65 and Life and Health Insurance licenses.

Alyssum is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®) which signifies specialized knowledge of fiduciary responsibility. She has achieved the Accredited Wealth Management Advisor (AWMA®) designation which entailed extensive study and coursework in the areas of wealth accumulation, wealth preservation, and wealth transfer and emphasized topics critical to the wealth management process, including investment and portfolio theory, insurance and risk management, executive benefits, retirement and estate planning, taxation, ethics, and addressing the needs of business owners. She has also achieved the National Social Security Advisor (NSSA®) designation, which uniquely positions her to navigate clients through the complexity of the Social Security system and guide them on the variety of claiming strategies available. The NSSA program is the gold standard in Social Security certification and training in the nation.


Alyssum is among an exclusive list of advisors who has attained the Certified Divorce Financial Analysis (CDFA®) designation which enables her to understand the unique financial aspects and planning considerations of divorce, including broad knowledge of divorce laws and procedures; marital vs. separate property; pensions and retirement plans; options for the marital home; fundamentals of child and spousal support; tax implications related to selling or transferring property; and debt, credit, and bankruptcy.

Alyssum is a graduate of Harrisburg Area Community College and Pennsylvania State University (Harrisburg Campus).

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Joshua D Hogan
Wealth Planning Associate
About Joshua

Joshua David Hogan is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Liberty University with a degree in Business Administration and a concentration in Financial Planning. At Liberty, he was a member of the investment club and invited to join the Delta Mu Delta business honors society which recognizes the business program’s top students. Josh has obtained his Pennsylvania insurance, Series 7, and Series 66 licenses. Additionally, he's earned the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner designation, which is the highest credential in the financial planning profession.


Born and raised in York, PA, Josh attends Redemption International Ministries York, and is a member of Christian Business Men's Connection (CBMC) York. At Redemption, he is involved in Young Adults, and volunteers as the Men's Flag Football Commissioner. As a board member of CBMC York, he assists with technology, marketing, and event planning. He's also a member of CBMC York's Young Professionals group. In his free time, Josh enjoys running, biking, hiking, and camping with his family.

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Dylan F Poremski
Private Client Associate
About Dylan

Dylan Frost Poremski is a 2020 Towson University graduate with a Sociology & Anthropology degree. While attending Towson University, he served as the President of the Criminal Justice Student Association and participated in the “Leadershape” Institute. Upon graduation, Dylan began his career as a Baltimore City Police Officer and case manager to build trusting relationships and profound one-on-one connections with his community. He joined Janney in 2022 as a Private Client Associate where he has continued to fulfill this mission and brings the same passion to Smith Wealth Advisory Group in serving the needs of its clients. Consistent with his aim for continual improvement and furthering his financial industry knowledge, Dylan recently passed the Securities Industry Essentials exam and is currently studying to achieve the FINRA Series 7 and 66 licenses.

As natives of Baltimore, Dylan and his fiancé, Alyssa, love attending Orioles and Ravens games and even named their pets “Adley” (English Cream Golden Retriever) and “Jackson” (Tabby Cat), after Baltimore athletes. They also enjoy watching movies, reading, and taking Adley out for hikes. 

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We collaborate with other Janney specialists, as needed, who have in-depth experience in specific disciplines. Together, we can assess your unique situation, analyze difference strategies, and develop a plan fit for your unique needs and goals.

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Greg Drahuschak
Market Strategist
About Greg

Greg Drahuschak joined Janney in 1991. He has over 45 years of economic experience and provides daily, weekly, and monthly market commentary, with a particular focus on the equity market, to Janney and our clients.


Prior to joining Janney, he worked as a retail broker with—and eventually transitioned into the research departments of—Butcher & Singer and Wheat First Securities. He was also an instructor at Robert Morris College and the University of Pittsburgh.


Greg has written articles for several newspapers and websites, and has been the featured financial professional on many live radio broadcasts. 


He earned his B.A. in fine arts from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, as well as certificates from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and from the New York Institute of Finance.

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Guy LeBas
Chief Fixed Income Strategist, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC Director, Custom Fixed Income Solutions, Janney Capital Management
About Guy

Guy LeBas is Janney’s Chief Fixed Income Strategist, as well as Head of Fixed Income for Janney Capital Management. As Strategist, he is responsible for providing direction to the Firm’s clients on the macroeconomic, interest rate, and bond market investing climate.


Guy authors bond market periodicals, which provide relative value recommendations across the fixed income spectrum. With Janney Capital Management, Guy is responsible for overseeing the Firm’s discretionarily managed bond portfolios, which take a client-tailored approach to generating consistent income across interest rate environments.


Guy joined Janney in 2006. Prior to joining Janney, Guy served as Interest Rate Risk Manager for U.S. Trust’s bank asset and liability portfolios, a role in which he oversaw risk and return on $20 billion of bank assets and derivatives.


Guy is also a frequent guest on CNBC, Bloomberg TV and Fox Business News, as well as a regular speaker at financial industry conferences. He received his education from Swarthmore College, holds an M.S. in Applied Economics from Johns Hopkins University, and is a CFA Charterholder.


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Mark D. Luschini
Chief Investment Strategist, Janney Montgomery Scott LLC President and Chief Investment Officer, Janney Capital Management
About Mark

Mark Luschini is the Chief Investment Strategist for Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, leading the Investment Strategy Group. In that capacity Mark is responsible for establishing the Firm’s broad outlook relating to conditions in the capital markets and the economy and to develop investment strategies that align with the best interest, goals, and objectives of individual and institutional clients. He also establishes the Firm’s asset allocation models used for portfolio construction and financial planning.


As Chief Investment Strategist, Mark serves as the Janney's investment spokesperson, offering national market commentary and developing asset allocation models and investment strategies. He chairs the investment committee and actively interfaces with both current and prospective clients.


Additionally, Mark directs Janney Capital Management, the Firm’s discretionary investment management division. Under his leadership, Janney Capital Management has delivered competitive investment results across multiple strategies. The total assets under management has grown to more than $4 billion, with nearly $3 billion in traditional equity and fixed income assets, and over $1 billion in various strategic and tactical asset allocation strategies utilizing exchange-traded solutions and mutual funds. Mark served on the Board of Managers for Janney, and currently serves as a Trustee for the Firm’s Pension & Profit Sharing Plan. He is a member of the Janney Wealth Management Department’s Mutual Fund and Alternative Investment Committees.


In Janney Capital Management, Mark chairs the Investment Committee which sets asset class and sector policy and directly participates in managing the equity, fixed income, and asset allocation strategies under its advisory. Mark has spent more than 30 years in the investment industry. He utilizes that experience to speak on topics related to macroeconomics and investment management at seminars and conferences.


His comments and written articles have been circulated in numerous publications ranging from the Wall Street Journal and Barron’s to the New York Times, USA Today, Financial Times, and Money magazine. He has appeared in various media outlets including CNBC, Bloomberg Television, Fox Business News, and CNN.


He has a BA and MBA from Gannon University and holds the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation from the Market Technicians Association

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