Kimberly Pinter currently serves as Tax Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Small Business. In that capacity, she is responsible for ensuring that all small businesses are treated fairly under the tax code and by the IRS and Treasury. This includes arranging hearings to spotlight problem areas and try to resolve them, as well as working with stakeholders and oversight bodies (e.g., GAO, NTA, TIGTA) to identify and investigate small business tax issues.
Prior to joining the Small Business Committee, Ms. Pinter worked as an independent legal, tax, and lobbying consultant under the banner of KP Consulting. She ventured out on her own after leaving Pfizer Inc, where she served as Director, Tax and International Trade. In that capacity, she was responsible for government relations for all federal tax issues and trade issues involving the Middle East, Africa, and Central and South America.
Ms. Pinter did a previous three-year stint on Capitol Hill as Tax Counsel to U.S. Senator Craig Thomas (R-WY), a Member of the Finance Committee, where she was responsible for tax, budget, economic, accounting, corporate finance, business, pension, banking, and insurance issues.
She joined the Senate following nine years of lobbying experience as the Director, Corporate Finance and Tax, for the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), where she specialized in international tax policy and corporate governance issues. While at the NAM, as a recognized expert in these areas, she was regularly interviewed for and quoted by print media, television, and radio, including The Washington Post, NBC Nightly News, and BBC television and radio. Additionally, she testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs as well as the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB).
Ms. Pinter received her B.A. in international affairs and Spanish from The George Washington University, her M.A. in linguistics from George Mason University, and her J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law. She is a member of the Virginia State Bar and has published articles on tax policy in a variety of publications.