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The Council of State Governments' Southern Office Elects Ryan Director, Chuck Martin, Vice Chair of Energy and Environment Committee

Press Release Aug 04, 2008

Dallas, Texas - Ryan, the leading tax services firm in North America, with the largest transaction tax practice in the United States and Canada, today announced that Representative Chuck Martin (R-Alpharetta), a Director in the Firm’s Atlanta office, was elected Vice Chair of the Energy and Environment Committee of The Council of State Governments’ southern office, the Southern Legislative Conference (SLC), at the organization’s 62nd Annual Meeting in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on July 15, 2008.

As part of its mission to foster and encourage cooperation among its 16 member states, the SLC brought together nearly 1,000 delegates, legislative staff, and guests from across the South. Committee members are appointed by their chamber’s legislative leadership, and each committee elects its own officers. Through the deliberations of committee members, various issues facing all southern state legislatures are considered. The Energy and Environment Committee, which Representative Martin was named as Vice Chair, is one of six SLC standing committees.

“I am honored to have been nominated as Vice Chair by my fellow legislators. I look forward to working closely with the Chairman on environmental, energy, and agricultural issues affecting our southern states,” said Representative Chuck Martin.

“Having Chuck as Vice Chair of the Energy and Environment Committee of The Council of State Governments’ southern office will be tremendously beneficial to the 16 member states, as well as the many Ryan clients operating in those states,” said G. Brint Ryan, Managing Principal of Ryan. “We are honored to have Chuck as a member of the Ryan leadership team.”

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