Meet Maryann Parish, the President and Chief Financial Officer of The Parish Group. Maryann is one of the company’s co-founders and helps keep us organized on all things financial. 

For 35 years, Maryann has been an essential member of The Parish Group team. To get to know the woman behind the name, we asked Maryann a few questions. 

One-on-One with Maryann Parish 

In your time with The Parish Group, what’s been your favorite memory?

In the early years, it was just Bill and I traveling together and pitching new business, assisting on campus photoshoots, and forming new partnerships. I’m proud to say those partnerships still prevail today.

And out of all the work you’ve done since then, what’s your favorite project been? 

The overall juggling and keeping everything in play. 

What would we most likely find you doing outside of work?

Traveling, golfing, gardening, spending time with friends. 

Finally, what does higher education mean to you?

A way of life. Every day is an education if you allow yourself to keep learning.

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