From October 2010 to May 2014, Mr. Kemp served as the DHCD Budget Officer. Mr. Kemp’s primary responsibility was to ensure that the agency’s budget was soundly developed and balanced, and that all programmatic areas were able to operate proficiently within the established budget. He was also responsible for ensuring that vendors who did business with DHCD were paid in accordance with the District’s Quick Payment Act regulations.
Prior to joining DHCD, Mr. Kemp began his tenure with the Government of the District of Columbia in 2001 as an Accounting Systems Manager with the District’s Office of Financial Operations and Systems (OFOS), where he worked to ensure the integrity of the District’s official General Ledger accounting system. He also provided business solutions to many District government agencies. In his capacity at OFOS, Mr. Kemp was a trainer for the District’s general ledger, financial reporting and procurement systems.
The Ohio native is a graduate of John R. Buchtel University High School in Akron, Ohio, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Adrian College in Adrian, Michigan. Mr. Kemp brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to DHCD, having worked in residential, commercial and mortgage banking. He brings additional regulatory and management experience having served as District Manager for H&R Block in both Baltimore and Prince George’s County. Mr. Kemp is the Treasurer for the National Forum of Black Public Administrators (NFBPA) DC Chapter, and a member of the Government Finance Officers Association.