Kristan is currently a Tax Senior Manager at KPMG with over 10 years of experience. She started her career in public accounting with KPMG working in the Tax Compliance group providing professional services to both public and privately held Corporations and Partnerships. She then transitioned to working in the Accounting Methods and Credit Group specializing in tax incentives such as Research & Development credits, Employee Retention Credits, Section 174 Mandatory Capitalization, Cost Segregation for accelerated depreciation, UNICAP- Inventory Capitalization, and method changes. Kristan has a variety of clients in the aerospace and defense, telecommunications, retail, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, banking, finance, autonomous vehicle technology, renewable energy, and software industries.
At KPMG Kristan also serves on both national and local people committee councils aimed towards improving work culture at the firm. Kristan is a Business Unit Champion of the National Diversity Equity and Inclusion Council which is aimed towards attracting, retaining, and advancing underrepresented talent to contribute to an equitable society and workplace. During her council tenure, she developed a tax specific learning curriculum that will be deployed to the nationwide High School Internship program which exposes underrepresented students to the public accounting and professional services sector. She also was part of the KPMG Tax Forage learning team which developed the Tax KPMG Career Catalyst immersive virtual program enabling students to step into the shoes of a KPMG Tax employee by simulating the type of work tax professionals do every day to gain hands-on experience to help propel careers. Kristan is also heavily involved in campus recruiting and working with the talent team to develop a plan to get more involved in campus activities at HBCUs and fostering relationships with underrepresented groups. She also is a member of different KPMG resource groups such as KNOW- KPMG’s Network of Women and enjoys volunteering with KFFL: KPMG’s Family for Literacy program and Junior Achievement where grade school children are taught various finance topics aimed to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.
Kristan received both of her Bachelor and Master’s degrees from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. She is a member of the AICPA: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and VCSPA: Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants. Kristan worked in the McLean, VA area for seven years and relocated to Nashville in 2019.
Outside of work Kristan enjoys playing flag football, traveling, hiking, and spending time with her two nieces and nephew.