Mesa Hodson

Expatriate Tax Services Principal

BDO Houston Office



Executive Summary

Mesa Hodson is a Principal in the Expatriate Tax Services. She has over 30 years of experience in the individual tax area assisting  both U.S. citizens and foreign nationals working on international assignments. Mesa spent the first 20 years of her career in Big Four firms serving the expatriate population of large corporate clients. She has managed the tax return compliance for international tax programs of various sizes and  consulted on tax equalization policy and expatriate payroll for the corporate programs. Mesa has also assisted companies with sending their first expatriates on assignment. She has worked with both public and private companies across multiple industries including Oil & Gas, Engineering, Aviation and  Real Estate.

Mesa has spoken at the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) Global HR conference on basic expatriate tax issues. She has also hosted a panel discussion at the conference on the topic of U.S. Financial & Estate Tax Issues for International Assignees. Mesa hosted a panel discussion on HR, Legal and Individual Tax issues companies need to consider for international assignments at the Financial Executives International (FEI) Summer Breakfast Series. 

Professional Affiliations

Mesa is Enrolled to Practice before the Internal Revenue Service and holds her Global Professional In Human Resources certification.


B.S., Home Economics, Texas Tech University 


Community Involvement

Saint Theresa Church, Sugar Land, Texas, Adult Fellowship “Date Night” Team Member