What makes Cheryl a formidable mentor and role model? Her knowledge. Her energy. Her gracious spirit. Her humor. (No, we did not receive a bonus for writing that.)

“Someone once said to me that it was ‘brave’ to start my own business. While I appreciate the sentiment—and take it as a compliment—I did not approach the founding of Abacus with trepidation, but with joy. It was my chance to build an organization that embraces qualities that resonate with me and our clients: positivity, thoughtfulness, authenticity.”

“Perhaps the most rewarding part of these past years has been our success in bringing together bright and talented folks who genuinely connect to the Abacus culture and Abacus clients. Assembling a remarkable, proven team of next generation leaders is why Abacus will continue to be Abacus for many years to come.”

  • B.A. in Economics, cum laude, Bryn Mawr College
  • FFI Global Education Certificate in Family Business Advising
  • NAPFA DEI Certification

Leadership & Community

  • Children's Trust of South Carolina Board Member, 2019–Present
  • Clemson University Foundation Investment Committee Chair, 2019–2023; Board Member, 2015-Present
  • Institute for the Fiduciary Standard Chairman's Council, 2017–Present
  • South Carolina Special Olympics Board Member, 2020–Present
  • United Way of the Midlands Board Member, 2020–Present
  • American Bible Society Chair of the Investment Committee, 2017–2019; Member, Investment Committee, 2021-Present; Chair, Secretary/Treasurer, 2012–2017; Board Member, 2008–2019
  • Bryn Mawr College Board of Trustees Chair of the Investment Committee for the Endowment, 2003–2013; Member, 1994–2021; Trustee emerita
  • Together Women Rise Vice Chair 2023-Present
  • Midlands Technical College Foundation Board Member 2023-Present