Meet the Team
VALERIE MCLAUGHLIN, EA, CEO
Valerie Bennett McLaughlin is an enrolled agent admitted to practice before the Internal Revenue Service. She graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting. After working for several years with a private firm, Valerie was told that no further advancement opportunities within the company were available for women. As a result, in 1980 she began her practice at the age of 24.
Valerie has much to show for her work as a tax consultant, including:
- Dave Ramsey Endorsed Local Provider
- Certified Business Profit Consultant
- Nomination for Business Person of the Year
- Member of National Society of Tax Problem Solvers
She also has had the pleasure of serving on many outside committees including:
- Bowie City Council
- City of Bowie Economic Development Committee
- Treasurer for YMCA Camp Letts in Annapolis
- Anne Arundel Community College Business Advisory Board.
- Annapolis Chamber of Commerce
Valerie is also a member of the National Association of Tax Preparers, National Association of Enrolled Agents, and Maryland Society of Accountants.
In her free time, 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. She is also a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the National Association of Tax Preparers and the Maryland Society of Accounting & Tax Professionals.
Christy enjoys volleyball and lives in Annapolis, MD.
Christy Bennett CPA was nominated as one of the annual Women to Watch in 2017 by the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants. The ceremony was Friday, September 29, at the Hotel at Arundel Preserve in Arundel Mills, MD.