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Ryan & Company Announces Fall 2005 Promotions and New Hires

Press Release Oct 24, 2005

Dallas, Texas - Ryan & Company, America's largest independent state & local tax consulting firm, today announced fall promotions and recently hired new management.

Ryan & Company is proud to announce the promotions of Nick Longo and Lester Rhodes to Principal. Professional promotions include Dr. Roger Pfaffenberger and Nigel Hoyle to Director; Lori Braddick, Scott Bubier, Sean Kiley, David Knuff, Luke Krieger, Clara Lamb, Kevin Powell, and John Skidmore to Senior Manager; Brian Burdett, Kelly Butler, Lanie Carson, and Jason McGlamery to Manager; and Jeremy Abel, Marion Acord, Sterling Brinson, Kyle Flory, Rob Giacobbe, Andrew Hall, Gillian Holcomb, Drew McEwen, Matt Scherer, Jordan Simms, and Mona Vineyard to Team Leader.

"Our firm's tremendous growth rate continues to allow us to attract and retain many of the most talented individuals in the state & local tax profession," said G. Brint Ryan, Managing Principal of Ryan & Company. "Our goal as a firm continues to be unparalleled in service delivery to our clients, and these promotions are a testament to that accomplishment." Since 1999, Ryan & Company has grown revenues at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in excess of 35%.

Recent professional acquisitions include Michael Henry, Principal in the Houston office; Duane Dobson, Senior Manager in the Houston office; Daryl Jendras, Manager in the Chicago office; and Melissa Lewis, Manager in the Atlanta office. Recent corporate management hires include Blake Holman, Vice President and Chief Information Officer in the Dallas office.

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 4,700 professionals and associates serves over 29,000 clients in more than 75 countries, including many of the world’s most prominent Global 5000 companies. More information about Ryan can be found at


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