With a passion for continuing education and advocacy, Nina Tross comes to the National Society of Tax Professionals focused on building value and speaking for the rights and interests of individual tax professionals. A recognized industry leader, Nina brings the vision, direction, and energy necessary to strengthen the professional image of the organization, raise industry consciousness, grow the membership, and maintain status as the premier association for the tax professional community.
In a highly visible role as Executive Director, Nina will continue to forge relationships with associate organizations, various boards, and the IRS to support the tax practitioner, providing a voice to address issues that affect the industry. She is eager to enhance the position of the organization in the minds of the IRS officials.
Fearless and confident throughout her 20+ years as an independent accountant and tax professional in Chandler, Arizona, Nina is well-qualified to achieve these goals. With demonstrated expertise in tax planning, compliance, and small business development and management, she has earned a reputation for helping her clients to also become successful. She attributes business success to solid business vision and strategy, a sound financial roadmap, and a network of trusted advisers — combined, of course, with hard work, tenacity, integrity, and professionalism.
Nina is not new to the NSTP, having served on the Board of Directors for two years (2011 - 2013), producing the monthly newsletter for the past year, and teaching NSTP classes over the past ten years — providing meaningful education for the membership. More than 90% of her tax credential exam preparation students have passed the exam on the first try, making Nina a very proud instructor.
With her focus on education, Nina has earned an MBA and a BS in Business Administration from Western International University, as well as Enrolled Agent credential from the IRS. She maintains active membership in the NSTP, along with the National Society of Accountants, the National Federation of Independent Business and the Arizona Society of Practicing Accountants.
Nina is a voracious reader keeping up with news and events as they affect the tax preparation community and also enjoys a good trashy novel now and again. Nina maintains a home in Phoenix, Arizona, as well as a second home in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Her travels also take her to Vancouver, Washington, working with the NSTP staff as well as all over the country teaching NSTP seminars and attending the IRS Tax Forums.
Nina, a widow since May of 2013, has her cat, Shadow, who travels with her between Phoenix and Cabo San Lucas. Although her extended family resides on the East Coast; Nina settled in the Phoenix area back in 1995 where she has developed a network of great friends and a strong professional support team.