We are one of the oldest fiduciary firms in South Central Pennsylvania, delivering unbiased, educated advice, focused on the best interests of our clients since 1982. We provide Straight Talk because we believe it’s the best way to help you make the most informed financial decisions. Our goal is to help you concentrate on what matters most in order to pursue your dreams.
As the founder of FMA Advisory and a successful entrepreneur, Peter LaBella understands that making smart investment
decisions is critical for long-term success.
Peter’s career in financial management provides him knowledge of the market and an in-depth understanding of significant issues that impact investment strategies. With background in business pension planning, estate planning and tax planning, he works closely with both individual investors and private companies. His history and credentials allow him to effectively manage his client portfolios.
A veteran of the financial planning field, Peter was among the first to become a fee-only asset manager. In doing so, he eliminated the conflict of interest associated with commission-based investments and helped ensure that his clients’ assets would not be eroded by the high cost of packaged financial products.
Peter has developed a keen investment policy throughout his 30-year career that strives to provide long-term gains for clients. This philosophy, coupled with his understanding of client needs contributes to the success and satisfaction of FMA clients.
Peter holds a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from Hiram Scott College in Nebraska and pursued graduate studies in finance at Rutgers University in New Jersey. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ (CFP®).
Peter has a deeply held commitment to improving the quality of life in the community and is an active supporter of many nonprofit organizations. His community leadership efforts include serving as President of the board of B’nai B’rith Abe Cramer Housing Project for the last ten years. He also served on the board of Hospice of Central PA and as Chairman of the Hospice Tennis Classic fundraising committee for over a decade.
Before joining FMA, John was a market manager and senior investment officer with Community Bank
NA., Scranton, PA. Prior to that, John worked with M&T Bank, where he was a Group Vice President
responsible for the management of institutional and select personal taxable account
relationships across M&T’s national footprint. John also served as the Director of Portfolio
Management during his tenure at M&T, where he was responsible for the portfolio management
process in all of the bank’s markets.
John holds both a bachelor’s degree and MBA from Marywood College. He is a CFA® charter holder, a member of the Philadelphia Society of Security Analysts and a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA). Additionally, John served on the undergraduate adjunct faculty at Marywood College, where he taught managerial finance.
He has served on numerous boards in the Harrisburg area, including the Harrisburg Area Community College Foundation Board, Central Pennsylvania Food Bank and the United Way Investment Committee.
Before joining FMA, David was an investment portfolio manager with F&M Bank and Trust Co., Camp
Hill, PA. Prior to that, he was Senior Financial Analyst at National Grid USA, Brooklyn, NY and
Chief Financial Officer at TRAC, Camp Hill, PA.
David holds a MS/BS in Electrical Engineering and BA in Quantitative Economics from Tufts University and an MBA from Boston University. Additionally, David serves on the adjunct faculty at Penn State University, Shippensburg University John Grove School of Business and Dickinson College Mathematics Department. He is a CFA® charter holder.
He is the current Vice Chairperson of The Real Estate Collaborative and his most recent past community involvement includes Safe Harbor Carlisle, Cumberland Area Economic Development Corporation and Habitat for Humanity.
Known for her reliable customer service, teamwork and interpersonal skills, Diana serves in the key role of Client Service Manager. Before joining FMA, Diana was a Finance and Insurance Specialist at a Toyota car dealership. Prior to that she worked in event planning and web development.
Diana holds a BS in Communication in Emerging Technologies and multimedia from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.
Anthony has over 15 years of customer service experience. He most recently worked at Santander Bank as a Small Business Specialist helping businesses grow and get the attention they deserve.
He received a degree in Business Administration from HACC Harrisburg and studied Computer Science at Electronics Institute Middletown.