Ginny B. Kissling

Global President and Chief Operating Officer, Ryan



  • Global President and Chief Operating Officer, Ryan, Dallas office
    • Leads Ryan’s Global Operations of more than 4,400 team members spanning the Asia-Pacific, Canada, Europe, and the United States, including Service Delivery, Business Development, and Shared Services.
  • Member, Board of Managers, Ryan, LLC
  • Principal, Transaction Tax, Ryan, Dallas office
  • President, U.S. Operations, Ryan, Dallas office
    • Led 1,300 team members across the United States as well as 350 team members 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.


  • 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


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


  • 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)


  • 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)


  • 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


  • 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 (2015–2021)
    • 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 (2019–2023)
      • Chair-Elect (2023–Present)
  • Ryan, LLC
    • Board of Managers (2012–Present)
  • Ryan West
    • Board Member (2018–2021)
  • TexasOne (2008–2012)
  • The Ryan Foundation
    • Vice Chair (2020–Present)
  • 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 (2016–2021)
  • University of North Texas, President’s Corporate Board
    • Board Member (2023–Present)
  • Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) Gold Maverick Chapter (2018–Present)
    • Alpha Forum (2019–2023)
      • Alpha Forum Moderator (2020–2021)
  • Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) Wild West Chapter (2015–2018)


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


Ginny is a nationally recognized, award-winning tax advisory leader 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. Most recently, she was named to D CEO’s 2022 Dallas 500 list, an annual publication profiling the most influential business, civic, and nonprofit leaders in North Texas. Ginny currently serves as Vice Chair of the North Texas Food Bank and sits on the board of directors of Dallas Capital Bank. She is a long-standing member of the New York University’s Continuing Legal Education’s State and Local Tax Advisory Board and, in 2018, she received the prestigious NYU School of Professional Studies Paul H. Frankel Award for Outstanding Achievement in State and Local Taxation.

Ginny joined Ryan in 1992 as the Firm’s first intern and seventh team member. 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 role 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.