Kristine Newkirk

Kristine Newkirk – Director of Communications

Kristine Newkirk joined TaxOps staff with 15-years of thought leadership consulting and business writing experience for Big Four and second-tier accounting firms. Kristine has extensive experience analyzing complex business matters and data in the areas of tax, banking, capital markets, corporate governance, risk mitigation, human capital and information technology. Her work can be found in the Financial Executive, Harvard Business Review, ABA Banking Journal and other national publications.

At TaxOps, Kristine is responsible for client and market outreach efforts where she utilizes her skills and experience to anticipate the needs of the firm’s audience. She also directs communications and the thought leadership of the firm in the development and delivery of meaningful content and education in response to those needs.

Kristine began her career with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago before moving into the beltway as a regulatory lobbyist for the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), where she analyzed and composed time-sensitive materials to influence the national policy debate on behalf of community bankers. Following a move to the Midwest, Kristine continued her work with the ICBA as a senior staff writer and added the role of contributing editor at Grant Thornton. She expanded her consulting work to other Big Four and second-tier accounting firms before assuming staff roles at TaxOps and a law firm, where she continues to customize communications, content and collateral across mediums.

Kristine received a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Illinois and is pursuing a graduate degree in Theology and Leadership at Gonzaga University. Her undergraduate research work, Deregulation and the Small Bank: Evidence from Illinois was published in Illinois Banker (June 1990).

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