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Ryan & Company Welcomes Fred Vance to Lead West Coast Property Tax Practice

Press Release Jan 08, 2004

Dallas, Texas - Ryan & Company, America's fastest growing major state and local tax consulting firm, announced that the firm has named Fred Vance, CMI, director of property tax services.

In this position, Vance will be responsible for developing and managing Ryan & Company's West Coast property tax practice and helping expand the firm's national property tax practice. Vance will be based at Ryan & Company's Los Angeles office.

"Fred Vance is widely recognized as one of the most experienced, knowledgeable, and successful property tax consultants in the industry and we are thrilled to have him at Ryan & Company," said G. Brint Ryan, Managing Principal of Ryan & Company. "Fred's experience and leadership nationally will be a tremendous asset to our property tax practice and further enhances our expertise in the property tax field."

Vance brings more than 30 years of experience in property taxation and specializes in property tax services for major retail and large industrial properties, including mining, chemical, refinery, cement manufacturing and energy. Prior to joining Ryan & Company, Vance served as national director - property tax services for Deloitte & Touche LLP. He has also held positions with Coopers & Lybrand, LLP, the Los Angeles County Assessor's Office, Sears Roebuck and Company, and Dayton Hudson Corporation. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of California, Long Beach.

Vance has many professional affiliations, including being a member of the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO), and the Society of Auditor-Appraisers (SAA). In addition, he has obtained the CMI designation from the Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT), where he currently serves as chairman of the IPT basic property tax school at Georgia Tech University. He is also on the editorial advisory board for the CCH publication Property Tax Alert.

In addition, Vance has lectured on property tax issues for various industry organizations and universities, including the Institute for Professionals in Taxation, International Association of Assessing Officers, the Society of Auditor-Appraisers, Tax Executive Institute (TEI), Golden Gate University, and New York University School of Law and Tax.

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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