“Deborah’s financial expertise and experience in governance will enable her to make significant contributions to our Board,” explained Charlie Shaver, Axalta’s Chairman and CEO. “Her background in strategic planning will bring valuable insights that will guide Axalta’s long-term growth and expansion of our global operations. The Board will also benefit from her perspective on cybersecurity, tax and our acquisition strategy given her track record of bringing a number of large acquisitions to closure.”
Ms. Kissire has more than 30 years of experience in the financial sector, and has served in various leadership positions at EY, including Vice Chair and Regional Managing Partner for the East Central and Mid-Atlantic Regions and U.S. Vice Chair of Sales and Business Development. In addition to serving on EY’s Americas Executive Board, she has extensive experience serving on or leading multiple civic boards and executive level committees, where she provided exceptional insight into strategic planning, governance, global branding, and gender inclusiveness.
In 2014, Ms. Kissire was inducted into the Washington Business Hall of Fame and has been recognized in the Washington Business Journal’s list of ‘Women Who Mean Business’. She has also been named as one of Washingtonian’s ‘150 Most Powerful People in Washington, D.C.’ and featured multiple times on Washingtonian’s list of the ‘100 Most Powerful Women in Washington, D.C.’
Ms. Kissire is a CPA and earned her BBA, Accounting, from Texas State University (formerly Southwest Texas State University).