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Dallas Business Journal Honors Ryan Principal Ginny Buckner Kissling with 40 Under 40 Award

Press Release Jul 30, 2010

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 Ryan Principal Ginny Buckner Kissling was honored by the Dallas Business Journal as one of the 40 most highly accomplished Dallas/Fort Worth executives under the age of 40. The annual Dallas Business Journal 40 Under 40 Award recognizes Dallas/Fort Worth professionals who have achieved a superior level of executive excellence and accomplishment early in their careers, with the winners selected from hundreds of talented young professionals.

Ms. Kissling began her career with Ryan in 1992 as the Firm’s first intern and seventh employee hired. Her outstanding technical expertise and commitment to superior client service resulted in her promotion to Principal in November 2002, becoming the Firm’s first female to hold this esteemed title. Today, Ms. Kissling is the third most tenured executive, as well as the Transaction Tax Co-Practice Leader, managing more than 360 professionals in the Firm’s largest tax practice.

“I am proud to be honored among the outstanding professionals selected as the Dallas Business Journal 40 Under 40 Award winners,” said Ms. Kissling. “I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to join a high-growth Firm like Ryan early in my career, and be able to operate in a dynamic work environment that is committed to personal and professional development.”

“Ginny’s relentless work ethic, continuous pursuit of excellence, and commitment to client results have established her as one of the premier tax professionals in our industry,” said G. Brint Ryan, CEO and Managing Principal of Ryan. “I am proud of her tremendous achievements and thankful for her outstanding contributions to our Firm and our clients.”

Ginny Buckner Kissling is a frequent lecturer on various tax topics for leading industry associations and is an active member in the state and local tax industry, currently serving as Chairperson of the Membership Committee for the Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT) and Advisory Board Member for the New York University Institute of State and Local Taxation. She has also served as the Executive Director and Secretary/Treasurer for the Dallas/Fort Worth State Tax Association, a Committee Member for the IPT Annual Conference, as well as Chairperson, Vice-Chair, and Committee Member for the IPT Sales and Use Tax Symposium.

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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