Greater Cincinnati & Northern KY APA Chapter

2022 - 2023 Chapter Officers:

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PresidentAndrew Berding, CPP

- Joined as a member to the chapter in 2017 after passing my CPP exam. Have loved the connections that I have made ever since joining the chapter. Have been in or a part of payroll processing just over 15 years now and have loved every bit of it. I am the Payroll Manager at ProAmpac and have been with them since 2018. I have volunteered as an officer since 2020 and started out as the Technology officer and so far love being able to further connect with our members. I have also help teach our CPP study group since 2019 and love getting in front of people and speaking. I want to continue to grow our chapter and get connected to everyone in our Greater Cincinnati area, there is always more to learn with payroll. 

I currently have 3 children and been married since 2014. Definitely love my Bengals, Reds, FCC, and Bearcats so you can always catch me at a sporting event!

President-Elect - Amberly Hudson, CPP

 - Payroll has been my career for the past 15 years. I didn’t choose it but it certainly chose me! I am excited to be a part of the local chapter and honestly feel that the chapter gives us a real opportunity to grow in our career and network with other professionals. I have a bachelor’s degree in accounting and am the Payroll Director at Lithko Contracting and have been here for 7 years. I obtained my CPP in 2018 and have been a part of the local chapter since 2017. I have been an active participant in national payroll week, the NPW dinner, Adopt-A-Class, and always enjoy the opportunity to be beside like-minded people that understand my workplace frustrations! I have strategically moved in my career to gain experience in various fields such as multi-state taxation, prevailing wage, 401K, Workers Comp, EEO-1, FLSA, union Payroll, construction payroll, manufacturing payroll, commission calculation and mergers & acquisitions. I enjoy being a mentor and sharing my experiences with my employees as well as anyone that wants to listen! I am a mother of three adult daughters and usually spend my free time in the gym or at Cycle bar. 

Treasurer - Katie Donahue, CPP

- Over the past 18 years, I have advanced myself from an accounting assistant to an accounts receivable manager and am currently the payroll manager for Field Aerospace. While working for Formica I have also taken on the role of staff accountant which has allowed me many opportunities in financial accounting. In addition to the staff account work I have also taken advantage of the wonderful opportunities provided by the APA, including Payroll 101, online webinars, local chapter meetings, and Wage and Hour Seminar. I’ve been a member of both the National American Payroll Association and the local chapter for the past 4 years. I obtained my FPC in September of 2019 and my CPP in October of 2021. My accounting experience provides the treasure skills for the chapter treasurer. My expertise in accounting will be a valuable asset to the chapter. I look forward to serving as your Chapter Treasurer.  

Secretary - Michele Walker

 - I have been working in Payroll for the last 34 years and wouldn’t trade a thing. I have also been an APA member since 2017 and have volunteered at many of the National Payroll Dinners and am very involved with our team in Adopt-A-Class which is very rewarding. I recommend everyone get involved! I am currently the Lead PR Specialist at Lithko Contracting. We process payroll for approximately 3000 EE’s weekly. It is my job to make sure that our Payroll runs smoothly and efficiently each week and that our Prevailing Wage and Certified Payroll Reports are processed accurately and timely. I have also been and will continue to be directly involved of the implementations of our new acquisitions which is both challenging and rewarding to me. Because of all of this experience and attention to detail, I believe I would be a great Secretary for our Chapter!

On a personal note, I have been married for 39 years and have 3 children and 10 grands which keep me hopping!

Government Liaison - Allison Phillips, CPP

 - I am a Senior Product Compliance Analyst at Paycor. I have been with Paycor for seven years with roles in payroll processing, customer service and product compliance. In addition to the local APA chapter, I am a member of the national APA and serve on the APA GRTF State and Local Subcommittee, as well as the APA GRTF Federal Issues Subcommittee. I received my CPP certification in 2019. I live in Oxford, OH with my husband and one year-old daughter.  

Chapter Coordinator - Suzana Combs, CPP

 - Throughout my nine year career in accounting and payroll, I have grown professionally and now work exclusively in payroll. I am passionate about payroll both professionally and personally which drove me to earn my CPP designation. I have been a liaison between the Payroll, Finance, Accounting and HR departments. I helped test and implement new payroll software. I am currently a Payroll and Tax Analyst for Lithko Contracting. I have been CPP certified for 2 years, member of the Greater Cincinnati NKY APA Chapter and a member of the American Payroll Association.

MembershipMonica Brooksbank, CPP

- I obtained my CPP in 2014 and would not have been able to do it without the support of the Greater Cincinnati NKY APA Chapter. I have been a member since 2012 and enjoy attending the monthly meetings and learning with my fellow payroll professionals. I have been processing payroll for 16 years with my current employer. During this time, I have been involved in company mergers, closing and opening new state, SUI and local accounts, onboarding of new hires and separations. Over the years I have participated in the many volunteer opportunities with my employer like The Boys Hope Girls Hope, The Children’s Home of Cincinnati and The Ronald McDonald House.  Prior to my payroll years, I worked as an Admin to district Manager of a local grocery store chain. During my children’s in school, I was treasurer of the PTO, Popcorn Kernel for our Cub Scout Troop and Team Mom – Meal Coordinator for High School Wrestling Team.

Technology & Past President - Katherine Greene, CPP

 -This chapter has provided me with so much that I would like to contribute to its continuance and success. I believe in the mission and values of the chapter, and I want to be a part of the continuing education for payroll professionals in the area. I have ten years of experience in payroll and 14 years in Human Resources. I am currently the Human Resources Operations Manager at Union Institute & University, having been promoted in April 2022 from my prior position of Payroll Manager, which I held for 10 years. I have been a member of the local chapter since 2012 and obtained my CPP certification in September of 2015. Past Officer positions include Treasurer (2016-2020), President Elect (2020-2021), and I am currently the President (2021-2022). I have also been involved in the Wage & Hour committee since 2018, an NPW committee member since 2018, and a CPP Study Group instructor since 2015.

Social Media - Lily Hall

-I am excited about the opportunity to be up for the Social Media role. I am a newer member of the local chapter, and look forward to jumping in and getting involved with everything that it has to offer. I am a Payroll Specialist with Lithko Contracting, and have been learning from my team members the ins and outs of the payroll world. I have recently decided to take the APA’s FPC exam in the fall, and will be attending the study group classes that the GCNKY chapter provides this summer. I have also been a part of Lithko’s contributions to the program Adopt a Class this year, and have enjoyed witnessing the impact that the program has on the kids’ lives. I believe I can make a lasting positive change in regards to the social media side of the local chapter, in promoting the positive change that the GCNKY chapter has on the local payroll community. I look forward to serving this community in this position.  

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