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Texas State Representative John Otto Joins Ryan & Company as Director

Press Release Dec 21, 2006

Dallas, Texas - Ryan & Company, North America’s largest independent state & local tax consulting firm, today announced that Texas State Representative John Otto has joined the Firm as a Director. In this position, Mr. Otto will support Ryan & Company’s steady growth through strategic business development and analysis of multistate taxation issues.

Representative Otto has a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree from Texas A&M University and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He was first elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 2004, and currently serves as Vice Chairman of the House Committee on Government Reform, Vice Chairman of the House Committee on County Affairs, and is a member of the House Committee on Rules and Resolutions.

Representative Otto was appointed by Texas Speaker of the House Tom Craddick to serve on the Select Committee on Property Tax Reduction during the Second Called Special Session. During the Third Called Special Session of the 79th Session, he joint authored House Bill 3, which reformed the state franchise tax.

“John’s thorough understanding of complex tax legislation and his ability to clearly articulate the resulting tax policy is of great value to the House and business community,” said Speaker Craddick.

“We are proud to add another respected state legislator with John’s depth of leadership and tax expertise to our Firm,” said G. Brint Ryan, Managing Principal of Ryan & Company. “John’s network of business relationships will support Ryan & Company’s continued growth, and reinforce the innovative, thoughtful leadership available to the Firm’s clients.”

“I am proud to be associated with a recognized national leader in the tax consulting industry,” said Representative Otto. "Ryan & Company has an outstanding reputation in state government as well as the business community when it comes to innovative solutions to complex tax issues.”

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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