Meet Mary


Mary is the CEO of Hirst Financial Independence Planning, Inc. She has 27 years of client service experience. Before joining HFIP, Mary worked in the public accounting industry in various roles including the management of a local accounting firm.

She graduated from Bristol Community College in 1985 with a degree in Computer Programming and from Bridgewater State University in 1996 with a degree in Management with a concentration in Accounting.

In her role as CEO, Mary is focused on continuing to build a client centric firm by improving technology and the client experience.

Mary lives with her husband, Lenny, their son, Alex and daughter, Victoria, in Westport, MA. She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling with her husband. Mary is also a member of her church choir.


Favorite food:

Chocolate of course!

Best piece of financial advice received:

Mary’s Mom told her to build a credit history separate from her husband and to never charge anything unless you have enough in the bank to pay the bill.

Favorite quote:

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” – Albert Einstein

Favorite movie:

Mary is crazy about the Harry Potter series.

Favorite TV show:

Modern Family

What motivates Mary:

People… Mary believes that she can learn something from everyone she meets, no matter their age.

Favorite holiday:

Christmas – the carols, the gatherings, the decorations, the food… the kids’ excitement is contagious!

Biggest accomplishment:

Besides becoming a mom, Mary’s biggest accomplishment was earning her bachelor's degree while working full time.

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