Executives in Residence

Kenneth J. Hines, Hines Consulting USA

Kenneth J. Hines is the founder and principal at Hines Consulting USA, a global consulting firm based in Washington state. Hines Consulting provides tax, financial compliance, forensic accounting and litigation support services to businesses operating in emerging or highly regulated industries, such as: automotive, banking, cryptocurrency or casinos. The firm also assists high net worth individuals with complex tax or regulatory matters.

Previously, Kenneth was the Director of Operations Policy and Support at IRS-Criminal Investigation’s National Headquarters. Kenneth provided direction and strategic planning for tax, Bank Secrecy Act and money laundering investigations and other compliance issues affecting taxpayers and large areas of the economy. Kenneth served on the Law Enforcement Executive Steering Committee for the President of the United States influencing government policy.

Kenneth enjoys authoring articles aimed at educating the public and industry experts on fraud prevention. He's been published in Young Money, The American Chiropractor, Dentistry IQ, Drug Topics and Convenience Store News, and is quoted in the book, The Wrong Stuff, profiling America’s largest congressional corruption case. He’s a sought-after media expert quoted in dozens of newspapers and magazines around the world involving high profile criminal cases–most recently the Panama Papers.

As an Executive-in-Residence for the School of Business, Kenneth mentors graduate and undergraduate students and teaches forensic accounting by incorporating law enforcement partnerships to create real-world experience in crime detection and prevention.