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Former Big Four Tax Expert Edward Bringhurst Joins Ryan & Company

Press Release Sep 08, 2003

Dallas, Texas -- Ryan & Company, America's largest independent state and local tax consulting firm, recently hired Edward Bringhurst, longtime Nashville multistate tax industry veteran, to manage its new Nashville office.

In this position, Bringhurst will be responsible for overseeing Ryan & Company's Southeast tax practice, as well as provide client service, create business development opportunities and recruit qualified professionals to the firm. He specializes in providing multistate tax services to a variety of industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, professional services, telecommunications and financial services.

"Bringing Eddie to our team is a major win for the firm and our clients in the Southeast region of the country," said G. Brint Ryan, Managing Principal. "His wealth of in-depth market knowledge of the Southeast, and his many years of experience in providing state and local tax counsel to major companies, make him an indispensable asset to our strategically-focused Southeast tax practice."

"I am looking forward to growing Ryan & Company's state and local tax practice in Nashville, as well as providing services to major Fortune 1000 clients all across the U.S.," said Bringhurst. "It is my goal to not only expand Ryan & Company's client base and effectively service clients, but to also grow the Nashville office to 10 professionals over the next two years."

Prior to joining Ryan & Company, Bringhurst served as a Senior Manager for Ernst & Young LLP, leading the firm's transactions tax practice in Nashville. Bringhurst has 21 years of experience in the sales and use tax area. He spent five years with the Tennessee Department of Revenue, eight years in private industry, and eight years as a consultant. He received his bachelor's degree in accounting at Middle Tennessee State University and is a Certified Member of the Institute (CMI), Institute for Professionals in Taxation.

In addition, Bringhurst is a frequent speaker on state and local tax topics for professional organizations, including National Business Institute, Southeast Association of Tax Administrators, Tax Executives Institute, Tennessee Society of CPAs and Lorman Education Services.

About Ryan

Ryan, an award-winning global tax services and software provider, is the largest Firm in the world dedicated exclusively to business taxes. With global headquarters in Dallas, Texas, the Firm provides an integrated suite of federal, state, local, and international tax services on a multijurisdictional basis, including tax recovery, consulting, advocacy, compliance, and technology services. Ryan is an 11-time recipient of the International Service Excellence Award from the Customer Service Institute of America (CSIA) for its commitment to world-class client service. Empowered by the dynamic myRyan work environment, which is widely recognized as the most innovative in the tax services industry, Ryan’s multidisciplinary team of more than 4,800 professionals and associates serves over 30,000 clients in more than 80 countries, including many of the world’s most prominent Global 5000 companies. More information about Ryan can be found at


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