H.M. Payson since 2021
People’s United Bank, N.A.
Atlantic Trust of Maine
Trinity Episcopal Church
Acadia Trust, N.A./Camden National Corp.
Key Bank


Merrimack College, Certificate, Advance Study in Financial Planning
Husson University, B.S.

“The best career move I ever made was joining the HM Payson team.”

A Maine native, Barbara Cough grew up in Bar Harbor; and after earning her Advance Study Certificate in Financial Planning from Merrimack College and graduating from Husson University, she decided to put down roots and build her career in Portland.

Barbara has always worked in the financial world, and her roles over the years have given her a wealth of expertise in investment management, portfolio management, risk management, banking, securities, and business relationship management. She joined HM Payson in early 2021 for its exceptional team and uniquely collaborative approach.

As a Relationship Administrator, Barbara leverages her extensive financial and client service background to ensure the clients she works with have everything they need each day. She especially enjoys helping clients with information technology needs and challenges.

Off the Clock

Barbara lives in Portland with her wife. They enjoy spending time with their two grown children who are currently attending college.