Valerie McLaughlin, EA

CEO
Valerie Bennett McLaughlin is an Enrolled Agent Admitted to Practice before the Internal Revenue Service. She started her accounting practice at the age of 24. She graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. After working for several years with a private firm, she was told that no further advancement opportunities within the company were available for women. As a result, in 1980 she began her practice.

She is a Dave Ramsey Endorsed Local Provider and Certified Business Profit Consultant.

In addition, she has served on the Bowie City Council and the City of Bowie Economic Development Committee, been nominated Business Person of the Year, is a member of the National Society of Accountants, served as Treasurer for YMCA Camp Letts in Annapolis, and sits on the Anne Arundel Community College Business Advisory Board. She is also a member of the Bowie and Annapolis Chambers of Commerce.

Valerie is a a member of the National Association of Tax Preparers, National Association of Enrolled Agents, and Maryland Society of Accountants.

She enjoys motorcycling and lives with her husband, Clyde McLaughlin, in Severna Park, MD.

Christina Bennett

CPA
Christina Bennett is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor. She graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Salisbury State University and received her Financial Accounting Degree from Anne Arundel Community College.

Christina brought her expertise and knowledge of accounting to the firm in 2007. Christy is also a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the National Association of Tax Preparers and the Maryland Society of Accounting & Tax Professionals.

She enjoys volleyball and lives in Annapolis, MD.

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