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Ginny B. Kissling

Global President and Chief Operating Officer, Ryan and Ryan International

Texas

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PRIVATE SECTOR EXPERIENCE

Current
  • Global President and Chief Operating Officer, Ryan, Dallas office
    • Leads Ryan’s Global Operations in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia-Pacific, including Service Delivery, Business Development, and Global Shared Services.
  • Member, Board of Managers, Ryan, LLC
  • Principal, Ryan, Dallas office
    • Specializes in providing transaction tax services, including multistate audit defense representation, research, reverse audits, and transaction tax education on a national basis.
    • In addition to transaction tax services, Ms. Kissling is an industry-recognized expert in the Texas Enterprise Zone Program (TEZP), which is a business incentive for capital investment and new or retained jobs, and other state and local incentives in Texas.
Previous
  • President, U.S. Operations, Ryan, Dallas office
    • Led 1,300 employees across the United States, as well as 350 employees in Hyderabad, India.
    • Responsible for all aspects of service delivery operations within the United States, including 17 practices and 75 sub-practices, Business Development, and Quality Assurance.

PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS

Ms. Kissling lectures on various tax topics for Ryan clients. Additionally, she has appeared as a speaker for the following organizations:
  • Council On State Taxation
  • Institute for Professionals in Taxation
  • Interstate Tax Corporation
  • National Business Institute
  • New York University, Institute on State and Local Taxation
  • WFAA – Dallas TV, Interview

PUBLICATIONS

Ms. Kissling has written articles for the New York University, Institute on State and Local Taxation and Institute for Professionals in Taxation.

AWARDS

  • Dallas Business Journal
    • 40 Under Forty Award (2010)
    • Women in Business Honoree (2014)
  • Ryan Chairman’s Award (2015)
  • NYU School of Professional Studies Paul H. Frankel Award for Outstanding Achievement in State and Local Taxation (2018)

RECOGNITIONS

  • Featured in the International Tax Review’s Women in Tax Leaders 2015
  • Featured in FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work for in 2018 issue, “Creating a Corporate Culture of Trust”

VOLUNTEER WORK

  • Circle of Red, American Heart Association – Dallas County
  • Heart Ball, ELT – Collin County
  • The Ryan Foundation and National Charity League
    • Habitat for Humanity
    • North Texas Food Bank
    • Ronald McDonald House

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Collin County Heart Ball Under the Stars
    • Executive Leadership Team (2018)
  • Dallas/Fort Worth State Tax Association
    • Executive Director (1996–2000)
    • Secretary/Treasurer (1993–1995)
  • Institute for Professionals in Taxation
    • Annual Conference
      • Committee Member (2002–2003, 2009)
    • Membership Promotion and Public Relations Committee
      • Chair (2010–2011)
    • Sales and Use Tax Symposium
      • Chair (2005)
      • Vice-Chair (2004)
      • Committee Member (2000–2001, 2003)
  • National Charity League/North Prestonwood Chapter (2015–Present)
  • New York University’s Institute on State and Local Taxation
    • Advisory Board (2007–Present)
  • North Texas Food Bank
    • Board Member (2018–Present)
  • North Texas Food Bank
    • Finance Committee Member (2018–Present)
  • Ryan West
    • Board Member (2018–Present)
  • TexasOne (2008–2012)
  • University of North Texas, College of Business, Dean’s Advisory Board (2016–Present)
  • University of North Texas, Department of Accounting, Advisory Board
    • Chair, Development Committee (2009–2011)
    • Chair-Elect, Executive Committee (2012)
    • Chair, Executive Committee (2013)
  • Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) Wild West Chapter (2015–2018)
  • Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) Gold Maverick Chapter (2018–Present)

EDUCATION & ACCREDITATION

  • Master of Science Degree, Accounting (Emphasis in Taxation), University of North Texas
  • Bachelor of Science Degree, Accounting, University of North Texas
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