Kristine NewkirkDirector of Communications
Kristine Newkirk joined TaxOps staff with 15-years 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 our audience. She also directs 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). While with the ICBA, she analyzed and composed time-sensitive materials to influence the national policy debate on behalf of community bankers. Following a move to Minnesota, Kristine continued her work with the ICBA remotely as senior staff writer. Concurrently, she became a contributing editor at Grant Thornton. Kristine expanded her consulting work to other leading accounting firms, where she has been customizing news, content and collateral for business audiences ever since.
Kristine received a bachelor's degree in Finance from the University of Illinois. Her undergraduate research work, “Deregulation and the Small Bank: Evidence from Illinois,” was published in Illinois Banker (June 1990).