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Laura Powers

ChFC® | Senior Advisor, Partner

Mother of twins. Adopter of animals. Meticulous and mindful. Always giving back and offering a guiding hand to her community, clients and colleagues.

Laura Powers, ChFC, Senior Financial Advisor, Financial Planning: a woman with long red hair wearing a blue blazer and pearl necklace working on her computer at a table.

Leads with empathy. Passionate about helping others. Loves connecting with new people. Approaches her work with a positive mindset to provide meaningful solutions.

Service individuals, families, and businesses by providing objective, unbiased financial advice. Specializes in LGBTQ+ financial planning and corporate retirement plans.

Laura joined Strategic in 2004 to support the senior management team. With an interest in providing more direct client service, Laura transitioned to an Operations Specialist in 2007 to help service high net-worth individuals and not-for-profit organizations. In 2009, she joined Strategic’s Retirement Plan division advising business owners on techniques to strengthen their enterprise through improvements to their retirement program. This also opened the door for Laura to begin directly advising plan participants on their own unique situations. She was promoted to Director, overseeing the department in 2011. In 2015, Laura transitioned to a Financial Advisor on the Wealth Management team to serve individual clients and their families.

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  • Chartered Financial Consultant ® (ChFC®)
  • Master’s in Business Administration, SUNY Institute of Technology
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, SUNY Institute of Technology

Community Service

  • City of Little Falls, Alderwoman (Ward 2)
  • YWCA Mohawk Valley, Board of Directors, Board Secretary, Investment Committee Chair
  • Basset Healthcare Network: Little Falls Hospital, Board of Directors, 4th Vice Chair
  • Little Falls Community Outreach, Board of Directors
  • Little Falls Pride, Co-Chair
  • RCIL, Characters Brunch Committee Member

Beneath the Surface

Claim to Fame

Repeat Tetris 99 and Tetris Invictus champion on the Nintendo Switch. Also conquered Tetris (1989 version) on the Game Boy… once.


Being a wife & mom, helping others, dining out, hula-hooping, community work, snuggling her cats, and hitting the road in her minivan with the family, some coffee, & several cans of Pringles!


Enjoys life in Little Falls with her husband/best friend, Matthew, their hilarious twins, Logan & Declan, and three rather high-maintenance rescue cats.

Let us make our future now and let us make our dreams tomorrow’s reality.

Malala Yousafzai

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