Leadership

Ginny B. Kissling

Global President and Chief Operating Officer, Ryan

Texas

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PRIVATE SECTOR EXPERIENCE

Current
  • Global President and Chief Operating Officer, Ryan, Dallas office
    • Leads Ryan’s Global Operations of more than 3,000 employees spanning the Asia-Pacific, Canada, Europe, and United States, including Service Delivery, Business Development, and Shared Services.
  • Member, Board of Managers, Ryan, LLC
  • Principal, Transaction Tax, Ryan, Dallas office
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 within the United States, including 17 practices and 75 sub-practices, Business Development, and Quality Assurance.

PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS

  • 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–TV, ABC Affiliate – Interview

PUBLICATIONS

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

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • Podcast: Sound Collaboration Group, Nashville, Tennessee: Insight with Gordon Mote; Ginny Kissling, Global President and COO, Ryan, LLC (2021)
  • Podcast: Valerie Sokolosky and Company, Dallas, Texas – “Back to the Workplace” (2021)
  • Podcast: Breakfast with Sis with Tony Bridwell and Alli Koch, Dallas, Texas – Show 103, Interview with Ginny and her daughter (2019)
  • Internal Podcast: Genuinely Ginny – A podcast about life at Ryan, Dallas, Texas (2018–2019)

AWARDS

  • Dallas BISNOW’s Most Influential Women in Commercial Real Estate Honoree (2019)
  • NYU School of Professional Studies Paul H. Frankel Award for Outstanding Achievement in State and Local Taxation (2018)
  • Ryan Chairman’s Award (2015)
  • Dallas Business Journal
    • Women in Business Honoree (2014)
    • 40 Under Forty Award (2010)
  • Institute for Professionals in Taxation – Special Award (2011)

RECOGNITIONS

  • Named to D CEO’s 2022 Dallas 500 List
  • Featured in FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work for in 2019 issue, “A Culture Built for Work-Life Success”
  • Featured in FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work for in 2018 issue, “Creating a Corporate Culture of Trust”
  • Featured in the International Tax Review’s Women in Tax Leaders 2015

VOLUNTEER WORK

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

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Collin County Heart Ball Under the Stars
    • Executive Leadership Team (2018)
  • Dallas Capital Bank
    • Board Member (2021–Present)
  • Dallas Citizens Council, Executive Women’s Roundtable (2020–Present)
  • 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)
    • Grade Level Advisor (2020–2021)
  • New York University’s Institute on State and Local Taxation
    • Advisory Board (2007–Present)
  • North Texas Food Bank
    • Board Member (2018–Present)
    • Finance and Executive Committee (2019–Present)
      • Chair (2021–Present)
  • Ryan, LLC
    • Board of Managers (2012–Present)
  • Ryan West
    • Board Member (2018–Present)
  • TexasOne (2008–2012)
  • University of North Texas, Department of Accounting, Advisory Board
    • Chair, Development Committee (2009–2011)
    • Chair-Elect, Executive Committee (2012)
    • Chair, Executive Committee (2013)
  • University of North Texas, G. Brint Ryan College of Business, Dean’s Advisory Board (2016–Present)
  • Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) Gold Maverick Chapter (2018–Present)
    • Alpha Forum (2019–Present)
      • Alpha Forum Moderator (2020–2021)
  • Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) Wild West Chapter (2015–2018)

EDUCATION/ACCREDITATION

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

SUMMARY

Ginny is a nationally recognized award-winning leader on tax advisory and has been frequently recognized as a role model for female leadership. She is a sought-after speaker and industry thought leader and has authored several published articles.

Ginny joined Ryan in 1992 as the Firm’s first college intern and seventh employee. In 2002, she was promoted as Ryan’s first female Principal. She is the first woman to hold her current position of Global President and COO, along with her previous position of President of U.S. Operations. She was also the first woman to be appointed to Ryan’s Board of Managers in 2012. Her exemplary career has led to recognition at both local and international levels.
 
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