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Pittsburgh Business Times Honors Ryan Principal Helen Lemmon with Top 25 Women in Business Award

Press Release Aug 16, 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 Helen D. Lemmon was named one of the Top 25 Women in Business by the Pittsburgh Business Times. This annual award recognizes the most outstanding business women of Pittsburgh and the extraordinary contributions they have made to their professions.

Helen Lemmon joined Ryan in 2004 to establish the Firm’s Pittsburgh office and serve as Principal and Practice Leader of the U.S. Credits and Incentives practice. Since 2004, her Credits and Incentives practice has achieved a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14% and grew an astounding 37% last year alone. Under Ms. Lemmon’s leadership, nearly 60% of Pittsburgh’s premier Fortune 500 companies are now Ryan clients supported out of the Pittsburgh office.

“I am honored to be selected as one of the top 25 women in business from among the many outstanding professional women of the Pittsburgh area,” said Ms. Lemmon. “I sincerely appreciate my clients and the seasoned Ryan tax professionals that help support them. Both have played a critical role in my professional growth and success.”

“Helen’s unwavering commitment to client satisfaction and superior results has established her as one of the premier tax professionals in our industry,” said G. Brint Ryan, CEO and Managing Principal of Ryan. “Her leadership, technical expertise, and innovative approach to tax continuously deliver outstanding value to our clients, and I am proud to have her on our leadership team.”

Helen Lemmon is a frequent lecturer on business incentives and credits for various leading industry associations and is currently a member of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation. Ms. Lemmon has been published in various industry and business journals, including The Tax Executive, Pittsburgh Business Times, Construction Accounting and Taxation, and Journal of Multistate Taxation.

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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