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Ryan & Company Hires Howard Spencer; Establishes U.S. Customs Duty Practice

Press Release Jan 31, 2006

Dallas, Texas - Ryan & Company, Inc., America’s largest independent state & local tax consulting firm, today announced the addition of Howard Spencer as a Manager in its Atlanta office. Spencer will serve to establish Ryan & Company’s United States Customs Duty Practice.

Spencer has experience in this industry and will assist this practice with customs duty drawback review, audit defense, foreign trade zone consulting, and other import and export related tax services.

"Ryan & Company offered me a fresh, exciting, captivating challenge where opportunity is unlimited," said Spencer. "Rewards and advancement are determined by individual efforts and hard work. I was overwhelmed with the warm, courteous, professional atmosphere and enthusiasm demonstrated by everyone I met at the Firm."

Prior to joining Ryan & Company, Spencer held various positions with the United States Customs Service including: Senior Auditor, Chief Technical Instructor/Course Developer, and Field Audit Specialist. Spencer authored sections of the Customs Recordkeeping Regulations and was responsible for writing and coordinating the agency's responses to comments received from the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) and has received an Exceptional Service Award from the Commissioner of the United States Customs Service for his audit work.

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 a 10-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 3,600 professionals and associates serves over 20,000 clients in more than 60 countries, including many of the world’s most prominent Global 5000 companies. More information about Ryan can be found at “Ryan” and “Firm” refer to the global organizational network and may refer to one or more of the member firms of Ryan International, each of which is a separate legal entity. 


Stacey Underwood
Senior Manager, Content, Communications, and Public Relations