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Jode L. Shaw Joins Ryan as Principal to Lead New Tax Accounting and Risk Services Practice

Press Release Aug 23, 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 Jode L. Shaw has joined the management team as Principal to lead the Firm’s new Tax Accounting and Risk Services Practice. Ms. Shaw will also be Principal-in-Charge of the Firm’s new Jacksonville, Florida office.

Ms. Shaw is one of the nation’s leading authorities on accounting for income taxes and has co-authored a comprehensive treatise on income tax accounting issues for multinational companies. She is a nationally recognized lecturer on tax and accounting issues, teaches “Accounting for Income Taxes” and “Effective Tax Rate Planning” at Council for International Tax Education and the Tax Executives Institute, and is a frequent guest speaker at the Georgetown University Law Center and Northwestern University. She has over 25 years of experience advising Fortune 1000 companies on federal and international tax matters. Prior to joining Ryan, Ms. Shaw was the Managing Director of Tax Accounting and Risk Services for a major accounting firm, and spent over 15 years with two other national accounting firms providing an array of services related to tax risk minimization, tax accrual, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, international tax, and transfer pricing. Ms. Shaw has a Juris Doctor degree from the Villanova University of Law with a concentration in tax, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Florida State University.

"Our clients will benefit tremendously from Jode Shaw’s in-depth tax accounting experience" said G. Brint Ryan, CEO and Managing Principal of Ryan. "I’m excited to have her steady leadership driving aggressive growth in our new Tax Accounting and Risk Services practice, as well as our geographic expansion into Jacksonville, Florida."

"Ryan’s reputation for technical expertise and value creation are recognized throughout the industry, and I am excited to lead their new Tax Accounting and Risk Services practice," said Ms. Shaw. "I am proud to join the leadership team and look forward to providing clients added value through innovative tax accounting and risk strategies, while supporting the Firm’s geographic expansion in the Southeast."

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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