Leadership Team

Susan Traylor Bittick Susan Traylor Bittick

  • Principal, Ryan, Austin office
    – Specializes in state tax legislative and regulatory analysis,
       developing public affairs strategies, and providing advocacy
       services to clients in all industries.
  • Practice Leader, Public Affairs, Ryan
    – Responsible for the development of Ryan's Public Affairs


    • Director, Public Affairs, Ryan, Austin office
    • Operating Vice President and Corporate Director of Legislative Affairs, Fortune 100 department store company
    • Senior Counsel handling state tax issues and governmental affairs, major retailer
    • Campaign Consultant, statewide candidate in large Midwestern state
    • Congressional Reporter, major national newspaper
    • Editor and Reporter, major national newspaper chain

    • Press Secretary and Director of Communication, Office of the Governor, large southern state

    Ms. Bittick lectures on various tax topics and has appeared as a speaker for the following organizations:
    • Council of State Retail Association Executives
    • Dallas/Fort Worth State Tax Association
    • National Association of State Retail Executives
    • Texas Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores Association
    • Texas Retailers Association

    • Association of Corporate Counsel (2000–2005)
    • Missouri Bar Association
    • Texas Taxpayers and Research Association

    • Juris Doctor Degree, Saint Louis University School of Law, Licensed in Missouri
    • Master of Law Degree, Taxation, University of Houston
    • Bachelor of Arts Degree, Louisiana Tech University
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    Ryan Named to The Globe and Mail Great Places to Work List; Selected as One of the Best Workplaces in Canada for the Second Consecutive Year.
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