Payroll Advisory Board


Brent Gow Photo

Brent R. Gow, CPP, is the former director, global payroll consulting and compliance for Starbucks Coffee Company, in Seattle, Washington. Brent was president of the American Payroll Association for the 2012-2013 term. He also was named that organization's "1990 Payroll Man of the Year," is an active speaker, teacher, and contributing editor for the APA. Brent serves as chair of Bloomberg BNA's Advisory Board for Payroll Library Services.

Brent R. Gow, CPP

Martin Armstrong

Martin ArmstrongCPP, DBA, is vice president of Payroll Shared Services for Charter Communications Inc., in Charlotte, North Carolina. Martin is a former vice president with the American Payroll Association, was named that organization's 2008 Payroll Man of the Year, and remains an active speaker, teacher, and publication writer for the American Payroll Association. His Time Warner Cable team received the APA’s 2012 Prism Award for Overall Best Practices and his Charter Communications team received the APA’s 2018 Shared Services Prism Award. Martin also is a past recipient of the APA's Meritorious Service Award and Special Recognition Award.

Martin Armstrong, CPP, DBA
Vice President, Payroll Shared Services 
Charter Communications, Inc.
7800 Crescent Executive Drive
Charlotte, NC 28217
Telephone: (704) 731-1715

Fred Baseshore 2017

Fred A. Basehore, Jr., CPP, is Senior Manager for KPMG LLP as part of the GMS/Employment Tax Practice, which offers a variety of employment tax/payroll consulting services. Fred, a past American Payroll Association "Payroll Man of the Year," is a charter member of the APA National Speakers Bureau, teaches many APA courses, and is a long time speaker at the APA Annual Congress.

Fred A. Basehore, Jr., CPP 
Sr. Manager, KPMG, LLC 
9904 San Remo Place 
Wake Forest, NC 27587 
Tel: 717-279-8448 

Charlotte Hodges

Charlotte Hodges, CPP, is the Payroll Manager for Willis Towers Watson, a global leader in benefits outsourcing. Before this position, Charlotte was the Senior Payroll Manager at Experience Works, Inc. She is a member of the American Payroll Association's Hotline Referral Service and serves on the Strategic Payroll Leadership Task Force Best Practices Subcommittee as well as the Government Affairs Task Force Immigration Subcommittee. Charlotte is also president of the Washington Metropolitan Area Chapter of the APA (WMAC-APA).

Charlotte N. Hodges, CPP
Payroll Manager
Willis Towers Watson
901 N Glebe Rd
Arlington, VA 22203
Tel: 703-258-7404

Patrick McKenna

Patrick McKenna, CPA, is Director, Tax, for Prudential Financial, in Newark, N.J. He is Prudential's primary advisor on federal, state, and local employment tax laws and regulations. Patrick is an American Payroll Association (APA) Meritorious Service Award recipient and has served on APA's National Speakers Bureau and Board of Contributing Writers.  Patrick also has contributed to several payroll publications, including Bloomberg BNA’s Payroll Administration Guide Newsletter and APA’s membership publications.

Patrick McKenna, CPA
Director Tax
Prudential Financial
213 Washington Street
Newark, NJ, 07102
Telephone: (973) 802-3087
Fax: (973) 367-8950

Barbara Youngman

Barbara Youngman, CPP, is a consultant on payroll issues and is the immediate Past President of the American Payroll Association.  Her payroll experience includes work in hospitality, airlines, and aerospace and defense.  Barbara most recently was with Equifax Workforce Solutions, and prior to that, her role at Northrop Grumman Corporation involved managing global payroll and implementations.  She was named APA’s “Payroll Woman of the Year” in 2009, and is a past recipient of APA’s Special Recognition Award, Meritorious Service Award, and the APA Payroll Education Grant. Barbara is an active speaker and is a member on APA’s Government Relations Task Force and Strategic Payroll Leadership Task Force.

Barbara Youngman, CPP 
Strategic Payroll Leader
Toyota North America
Telephone: 214-938-8853 

John Zach 2017

John Zach is the Global Director of Payroll for Bloomberg LP in New York City.  He was previously a Managing Director Principal and Payroll Director at Bear, Stearns and Co. Inc, and more recently was a Vice President in the Shared Services division at JP Morgan Chase.  In addition, John was a member of the Wall Street Payroll Forum.

John J. Zach
Global Payroll Director
Bloomberg LP
731 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Tel: 212-617-6344