H.M. Payson since 2018


Saint Michael’s College, B.A. 2018

“When I first interviewed at HM Payson, everyone treated me with respect and listened to my ideas. For a young person to receive that kind of treatment is very impactful. And it hasn’t waned.”

Born in Biddeford and raised in Falmouth and then North Conway, N.H., Keara grew up skiing competitively on the Mount Washington Valley team and chose Vermont for college to be close to the slopes.

An Economics major with an Accounting minor, she was one of H.M. Payson’s youngest hires, starting two years after college graduation. An avid and fast learner, Keara is currently on the CFA track, working to grow her career within Payson’s financial planning and research groups.

Keara lives in Portland where she enjoys the convenience of walking to work. In her downtime, she loves to run and recently completed the Maine Coast Half Marathon in Biddeford Pool.