Our Founders

Paul McKenney, MA, CFP®, AIF®

Paul McKenney is the President of McKenney Financial Group Inc. He works with each client to develop a custom financial plan based on the client’s financial objectives, time horizon, income needs and risk tolerance. He implements and monitors the investment plans and wealth management portfolios as well as the overall financial plans.

In 1992, Paul entered the financial services field after serving nine years as an active duty U.S. Army officer and pilot. He graduated as a Distinguished Military Graduate with a BA degree in Philosophy/History from Eisenhower College and earned his MA degree in Public Administration from Minnesota State University. He is an Excellent Graduate of the U.S. Air War College, and a Distinguished Graduate of the U.S. Army War College where he also earned a Master of Strategic Studies degree.

Paul holds the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) and the Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®) designations in addition to the FINRA Series 7, 24, 63 and 65 licenses.

Paul is a community leader, having served as Chairman of the Town Council for Cape Elizabeth, Maine; President of the Greater Portland Council of Governments; President of the National Eagle Scout Association for Pine Tree Council, BSA. He has served in many community organizations including Rotary International. Paul retired as a Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve. He serves as a Lecturer in Law at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School, specializing in strategic national defense issues.

In his off time, Paul likes to work on his golf game, and enjoys riding the bicycle trails of New England and Virginia with his family.

Betsy McKenney, MS, ChFC®, CLU®, AIF®

Betsy is the Vice President of McKenney Financial Group Inc., since co-founding it in 2008. She works with each client to establish and organize investment accounts, retirement plans and policies for life, disability and long-term care insurance coverage.

She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Social Science from Troy State University, Magna Cum Laude; a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Southern Maine, Summa Cum Laude; and a Master of Science in Sociology with highest honors from Minnesota State University. Betsy has been inducted into the national honor societies for both nursing and sociology. Betsy holds FINRA Series 7, 24 and 66 licenses. She earned the Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC®) and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU®) designations from The American College. She also holds the Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®) designation.

Betsy entered the financial services field in 1996 after working as a registered nurse, an educator and a professional in human services. She has been an active volunteer in various community projects, Rotary International, scouting, and her children’s schools. In her off time, she likes to ride the bicycle trails of New England and Virginia with her family and she enjoys ballroom dancing. Married to Paul McKenney for over 37 years, they are the proud parents of three grown children and eight grandchildren.

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