Christa L. Hood, CPA, Managing Partner, has nearly 20 years of public accounting experience, focusing on tax, audit and consulting engagements for small and medium-sized businesses and not-for-profit organizations. She received her Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2002 and became a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the Commonwealth of Virginia in June of 2007. Her public accounting career began in 2004 and she decided immediately that she enjoys the personal interactions with clients that auditing requires. Ms. Hood joined Askey, Askey & Associates, CPA, LLC, in 2008 from a CPA firm in Northern Virginia. She most recently directed the audit practice as the firm’s Principal, prior to advancing to partner in June 2022. She is a member in good standing with the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Ms. Hood joined the Board of Directors for Leadership Southern Maryland, after graduation from the program in 2018. She formerly served as Treasurer for the Southern Maryland chapter of Girls on the Run for three years. She volunteers frequently with the Non-Profit Institute of the College of Southern Maryland by teaching seminars to local organization leaders on financial management. She grew up in Pennsylvania and currently resides in Lexington Park, Maryland, with her husband, James, and pup, Baxter. In her free time, Christa enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Monica A. Kempson, CPA, Tax Partner, began her public accounting career in 2007 at another local CPA firm and joined Askey, Askey & Associates, CPA, LLC in 2017. Prior to working in public accounting, she worked for the Washington Nationals in their corporate accounting department and also in the accounting office of a local bank. Her wide range of accounting experience brings a unique perspective for our business clients, along with many local connections to support our clients. Her public accounting experience is focused on tax compliance, accounting and consulting for small and medium-sized businesses. Ms. Kempson has most recently led the tax practice as the firm’s Director of Tax Services, prior to advancing to partner in June 2022.
Ms. Kempson has served on the Board of Directors for the Charles County Chamber of Commerce and also on their Finance Committee since 2020. She graduated from the Leadership of Southern Maryland’s Executive Program in 2021, the “best class ever.” She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), licensed in Maryland. She is a member in good standing with the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and a member of the AICPA Tax Section.
Ms. Kempson lives in Charles County, MD with her husband and two young children. She is an active member of her Church and enjoys being there whenever the doors are open. She also enjoys volunteering in community events.