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Kymberly Messersmith

05 Burkett, DonnyKymberly serves as KPMG’s managing director of state government affairs and political risk. In this role, she oversees the firm’s state public policy agenda and communications at the legislative, regulatory, and executive levels. Messersmith has worked in state policy for her entire professional career. Before KPMG, she served as vice president of state government relations at American Express, managing lobbyists in all 30 states. She also led the Corporate Fellows Programs at the National Governors Association and ran her own firm, KM Strategies, for many years. Recently, Northern Illinois University (NIU) honored her with an Alumni Achievement Award in Public Service, and in 2019, NY Crain’s included her in their edition of “Notable Women in Accounting.”