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Ryan & Company Launches Fuel and Excise Tax Consulting Practice

Press Release Aug 04, 2003

Dallas, Texas -- Ryan & Company, a national provider of state & local tax consulting services, today announced the launch of its national fuel and excise tax consulting practice. This initiative will add professionals in Ryan & Company's existing Houston, Texas, and Atlanta, Georgia offices and will provide the anchor group for a new office in Kansas City, Kansas.

Ryan & Company named Mr. Robert D. "Bob" Jones, Senior Manager, to lead the practice. In his new position, Mr. Jones will focus on business development, service delivery, and recruiting efforts, building on Ryan & Company's existing presence and service delivery nationally. Ms. Zoë Nungester, Manager, joined the practice in Houston, Texas and will support Ryan & Company's national fuel and excise tax consulting initiative.

According to Bob Jones, Senior Manager in charge of the Kansas City office, "Fuel and excise tax is an extremely specialized area within the tax code and our team will add a new dimension to Ryan & Company's transaction tax recovery services. This expansion clearly demonstrates Ryan & Company's continued commitment to building the most comprehensive technical tax team in the United States."

"This new practice will greatly benefit Ryan & Company clients by helping to minimize federal and state fuel and excise tax liabilities and is a perfect complement to our existing transaction tax services," said G. Brint Ryan, Ryan & Company Managing Principal. "Bob and his team of tax professionals are widely regarded as the industry leaders in their field and they bring a wealth of expertise to Ryan & Company in the fuel and excise tax area. We are thrilled that they have joined the Firm."

Mr. Jones has specialized in providing multi-state and federal fuel and excise tax recovery and audit consulting for a variety of industries and has over 23 years experience in various industry and public accounting positions. He was a Director in a major national accounting firm and the National Practice Leader for fuel and excise tax recoveries for the United States and Canada. Prior to that he was the Operating Tax Manager for the largest "less-than-truckload" trucking company in the United States.

Ms. Nungester spent 5 years working in public accounting specializing in implementing state and federal motor fuels and excise tax savings solutions to Fortune 500 companies and has 20 years of experience in the state and federal motor fuels and excise tax area.

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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