Cheryl Povalla


Advisory Team Associate

500 Lake Cook Road, Suite 205
Deerfield, IL 60015

Cheryl Povalla
Cheryl Povalla

Professional Certifications


About Cheryl

Cheryl Povalla works with other advisors in Buckingham’s Deerfield office to design customized, comprehensive wealth management plans for clients, so they can feel confident that they’re on the path to meeting their goals. As an associate wealth advisor, she works to ensure clients’ financial plans employ tax-efficient, evidence-based strategies and monitors clients’ progress toward their most important financial goals.

Cheryl joined Buckingham Strategic Wealth in 2018 and was previously at Stevens Wealth Management. She has more than 13 years of client service and wealth management experience in the financial services industry. Cheryl worked in two Chicago-area financial planning firms, as well as a single-family office. She moved into personal financial services after a successful career in arts administration and finance at the Smithsonian Institution, National Gallery of Art and Art Institute of Chicago.

A CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional, Cheryl holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees in art history and history from Michigan State University, as well as a master’s degree in arts administration from Indiana University. She completed her Financial Planning Program Certificate through DePaul University in 2003 and is a member of the Financial Planning Association.

Outside of work, Cheryl and her husband, Bill, are supervised by their terrier, Snickers, and enjoy a vacation home in Ontario, Canada. Cheryl has a passion for theater, international travel, literature, and the visual and performing arts.