About Us

Welcome to the WMAC-APA’s website.  In 2013, our chapter celebrated its 30th anniversary and in 2014, we start our journey into our next 30 years.  The chapter has members throughout Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.  We represent companies of all sizes throughout different industries.  One of our best member benefits is our network.  This group shares knowledge with each other and is worth being involved in because you can reach to any one of our members and ask them how they would handle a payroll process, purchase a payroll product, or where they receive their education.  The network throughout the payroll professionals of the WMAC-APA is an asset and every payroll professional should have one of these assets within reach.

The WMAC-APA strives to educate our payroll professionals throughout the year.  We conduct six chapter meetings that are held in Springfield, VA at The Waterford.  Payroll Professionals can also earn education credits (RCHs) by attending an all-day class on Saturday.  This is a big hit for our members as they don’t have to leave the office during a busy payroll week.  If you are studying for your CPP or FPC, members can attend our CPP/FPC study group held June through August.  There are plenty of ways for our payroll community to keep up-to-date or expand their payroll knowledge.

At our chapter meetings, we have a charity we raise money for by selling raffle tickets for prizes.  We also reach out to the local charity to see what they need for supplies and we ask our members to bring those items to the meetings.  It is a great time as our members are very giving and enjoy helping our local charities.  For January through June, the charity being supported during our chapter meetings is “Birthday Blessing” (www.birthdayblessing.org).  Our raffles will earn needed funds for the charity and each meeting we will be holding a collection of items needed.  Check out our “Calendar of Events” for meeting details and charity collections.

The WMAC-APA would love to hear from payroll professionals within our community.  We strive each year to welcome our members to our education events, community outreach programs, and NPW celebrations.  Having payroll professionals in the DC metro area involved with our chapter is our goal.  If you have any curiosity in the WMAC-APA and have questions about our chapter, please do not hesitate to reach out to any board member or chapter officer.  We welcome all payroll professionals interested in developing their payroll education and we are here to help.


Carrie Louise Hovell, CPP