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Kymberly Messersmith

Kymberly Messersmith serves as the managing director of state government affairs, in the Office of Government Affairs and Public Policy, with KPMG LLP. With an extensive network in state legislative, regulatory and executive offices, Messersmith manages political risk in states on behalf of KPMG.

Among her responsibilities at KPMG, Messersmith works with firm leadership to manage state public policy strategy; and supports KPMG’s State and Local Government teams in procurement. She also coordinates with State CPA Societies and Chambers to craft responses to proposed policy that would impact the profession.

Before KPMG, she served as vice president of state government relations at American Express, managing lobbyists in 30 states. She also led the Corporate Fellows Programs at the National Governors Association and ran her own firm, KM Strategies, for many years. A graduate of Northern Illinois University (NIU), Messersmith is a recipient of NIU’s Alumni Achievement Award in Public Service, and in 2019, NY Crain’s included her in their edition of “Notable Women in Accounting.”

Currently, Messersmith is a member of the NASBA Center of the Public Trust (CPT) Board of Directors and serves on The Accountant’s Coalition (TAC), a national organization, and leads TAC on state tax, privacy and AI issues. She also serves as a Culture Champion and is a member of KNOW, PRIDE and API BRGs.