Meet Mary


Mary is the CEO of Hirst Financial Independence Planning, Inc. She has 30+ 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 Bachelor’s 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.
She enjoys spending time with her family, friends and pets. Mary loves traveling with her husband, Lenny.



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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