June Kirby

June Kirby CPP, was the Assistant Director of Payroll Services at Finlay Fine Jewelry Corporation from 1982 through 2010. As a Payroll Professional, I attended my first APA Congress in 1987.  After attaining my national membership, I started receiving mailings from the New York Metro Chapter. I attended a few meetings and saw the benefit they afforded on a local level and became a chapter member in 1992.  I assumed the office of Chapter Treasure in 1994 and held that office for most of my tenure. In 1995, I attained my CPP. I became Vice President in 2006 through 2009 and the President from 2010 through 2013. June is also an active member of the North Jersey Chapter.

As a chapter officer, i wore many hats as all of the NY Metro officers did. In 2005,  I worked with Sharon Richardson to revitalize the rebirth of our chapter. That rebirth included securing volunteers from our members for the open board positions, successfully coordinating winter and summer study groups for those wanting to achieve their FPC and CPP designations and most importantly building our membership by having informative chapter meetings. I secured a webmaster to recreate the chapter's website and set up the PayPal account for electronic payment of dues, study group fees and chapter functions.

Sharon Richardson



Merle Capello

Michael Pappas

CPP, Owner & Managing Director of MP Consulting Services, retired in 2013. MP Consulting Services specialized in consulting services that provide solutions to Payroll, Human Resources and Benefits problems as well as Payroll Educational Training and expert witness services.  While in business MP Consulting Services provided its expertise to fortune 1000 companies as well as small businesses.

Prior to opening his own business, Mike was a Vice President at Credit Suisse (USA), Inc., an investment Banking/Securities Brokerage firm, managing their Payroll Accounting and Taxation area for 2 Years. At that time, Credit Suisse employed 26,000 people worldwide. Their US payroll operations paid more that 17,000 employees and paid more that $1 billion in taxes each year.

 Before joining Credit Suisse, Mike served as Director of Compensation at Gruntal & Co., L.L.C. for 11 years.  While at Gruntal, he was responsible for the entire Payroll & Sales Compensation operations. He was also involved in the setting up and administration of the 401(k) Savings Plan at Gruntal.  Mike has also held managerial positions in the Financial Divisions of E.F. Hutton and Drexel Burnham Lambert.

During the 8 years he was a member of the New York Metropolitan Chapter of the APA, Mike served as an officer of the chapter for seven years of those years, where he held the position of Vice President (1998), President (1999-2002) and Government Liaison Officer (2003-2004).  Mike has been a member of the Jersey Shore Chapter of the APA since 2003. He served as President of that chapter from 2004 to 2008.   Mike also serves on the New Jersey Statewide Payroll Conference Committee.  He has been a member since 2003 and from 2009 to 2011 served as the Committee Chairperson.

On the national APA level, Mike served the on the APA’s Nominations and Elections Committee from 1997 to 2001 and held the position of chairperson from 1999 to 2001. He received the APA’s Meritorious Service Award in 2000 and was appointed to the APA President’s Board of Advisor in 2002, serving for 2 years.  Mike has been a member of the Hotline Committee since 1997.  He served as a member of the Certification Advisory Board and the Certification Committee and is on the Board of Contributing Writers for PayTech, the APA’s monthly publication.

Since receiving his CPP designation in 1995, Mike has organized and facilitated CPP/FPC Chapter Study Groups for both the New York Chapter and the Jersey Shore Chapter. He was one of the first to have taught the Payroll Professional Learning Series.  Mike taught this series of payroll continuing education classes in 3 different colleges in the New York/New Jersey area. From 2007 until his retirement Mike was a member of the APA’s National Speakers Bureau and presented at the APA Annual Congress as well as at the New Jersey Statewide Payroll Conference and at various local chapter meetings.

Mike received his BBA in Accounting & Electronic Data Processing from Pace University.