About Us

Who we are

We are professionals located in the Tallahassee area who work in various aspects of payroll.  Our members include personnel involved in Payroll, Human Resources, Finance & Accounting,  Accounts Payable, Benefits Administration, and Retired Payroll and administration.  The founders of the Tallahassee Chapter are payroll professionals working for the State of Florida Department of Financial Services, the Leon County Sheriff's Office, and the City of Tallahassee.  They bring expertise on a wide spectrum of payroll issues and the unique situations facing certain industries. 

Our Purpose

We are here to bring together local payroll professionals, provide a platform for networking & support, and provide north Florida and south Georgia with access to payroll education and training. 

What we do

Our primary mission is to bring payroll education and training to the area. This is provided to our members in a variety of ways.  We have informative guest speakers at our chapter meetings, we offer a newsletter that keeps members informed of legislative changes and upcoming events, we offer study groups for members preparing for their FPC or CPP certification exams, and we host several of the courses and seminars offered by the national American Payroll Association.

Meet the founders and officers of the Tallahassee Chapter

Yolande' Williams - President

Yolande' Williams, City of Tallahassee Payroll Manager, Chapter President

Yolande' is a co-founder of the Tallahassee Chapter and serves as our first Chapter President.  She is a Payroll Manager for the City of Tallahassee with 15 years of payroll experience.

Aquila Franklin, CPP - Secretary

Aquila Franklin, CPP, Secretary, Tallahassee Chapter - American Payroll Association

Aquila is a co-founder of the Tallahassee Chapter and serves as our first Chapter Secretary.  She is a Government Analyst for the Florida Department of Financial Services and has over 20 years of payroll experience.

Mary Brown, CPP, CB - Treasurer

Mary Brown, Payroll, Tallahassee Chapter Treasurer, APA

Mary is a co-founder of the Tallahassee Chapter and serves as our first Chapter Treasurer.  She is the Payroll Specialist for the Leon County Sheriff's Office, where she runs a single-person payroll department.  She serves on two of APA's Task Force committees and is a member of the APA Board of Contributing Writers.

Terry Lamb

Terry Lamb, Payroll, City of Tallahassee

Terry is one of our founding members and serves on the Advisory Board.  She works with Yolande' in the Payroll Department for the City of Tallahassee.

Joe McCabe

Joe McCabe Tallahassee Chapter of the American Payroll Association

Joe is one of the founding members of the Tallahassee Chapter.  He is the Director of Human Relations for the Leon County Sheriff's Office where he oversees Procurement and Human Resources.

See our Chapter Profile on the APA website

Contact Us

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Mailing Address

Tallahassee Chapter of the American Payroll Association

PO Box 6061

Tallahassee, FL  32314

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