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Senator Kip Averitt Joins Ryan & Company as Director

Press Release Sep 14, 2006

Dallas, Texas - Ryan & Company, America’s largest independent state & local tax consulting firm, today announced that Texas State Senator Kip Averitt has joined the Firm as Director in its Austin office. In this position, Mr. Averitt will be responsible for helping Ryan & Company continue its strong growth through strategic marketing and business development.

Averitt holds both a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Baylor University and is a Certified Public Accountant. He served nine-and-a-half years in the Texas House of Representatives, including two terms as Chairman of the House Committee on Financial Institutions and was elected to the Texas Senate in April 2002. As a long-time member of the Senate, Averitt has held leadership positions on major legislative efforts, including school finance reform and the design of the state’s $140 billion budget. He served on the budget conference committee, the school finance tax reform conference committee, and was Vice Chairman of the Republican Caucus.

“We are thrilled to work with such a capable and respected leader,” said G. Brint Ryan, Managing Principal of Ryan & Company. “Kip has developed an incredible network of business relationships and will be invaluable in helping our firm continue its strong growth throughout North America.”

“I am proud to be associated with a firm that is a national leader in its field,” said Averitt. "I was attracted to Ryan & Company because of its exceptional reputation in the state & local tax field and its strong focus on client service. No other firm is more effective at helping businesses manage tax liabilities arising from increasingly complex state & local tax laws.”

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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