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Ryan Honors Delta Emerson with Inaugural Chairman's Award

Press Release Aug 06, 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 Delta Emerson, Senior Vice President and Chief Organizational Development Officer, has received the inaugural 2010 Chairman’s Award in recognition of her outstanding accomplishments and exemplary service. The Chairman's Award is the highest level of recognition in the Firm and is awarded annually to the associate that best reflects the Ryan core values while delivering outstanding results.

Ms. Emerson played an instrumental role in the Firm’s cultural shift to the myRyan work environment, which immediately resulted in dramatic improvements in employee satisfaction, a greatly reduced turnover rate, and record-high client satisfaction scores. Today, myRyan is recognized as one of the most innovative work environments in the tax services industry. In addition to the tremendous effort required to implement, manage, and ensure the success of myRyan, Ms. Emerson also worked tirelessly to promote the myRyan work environment and the positive impact on the health, wellness, and productivity of Ryan employees. Those efforts greatly advanced the Ryan brand, improving the reputation of the Firm and resulting in numerous honors, including the Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility, the Dallas Morning News Top 100 Places to Work award, the Dallas Regional Chamber Workplace Excellence award, the Austin Business Journal Best Places to Work award, and the Los Angeles Business Journal Best Places to Work award.

“Delta’s work related to myRyan has made a dramatic impact in our ability to attract and retain the industry’s best tax talent to support our premier portfolio of clients and drive the Firm’s continued growth,” said G. Brint Ryan, CEO and Managing Principal of Ryan. “Her dedication to community outreach efforts on behalf of our Firm, as well as her commitment to excellence and relentless desire to achieve superior results makes her the ideal role model for our inaugural Chairman’s Award.”

“I am honored to be recognized with this award and humbled to be selected from among the most talented group of associates in the tax services industry,” said Ms. Emerson. “I am truly fortunate to work for a Firm that encourages innovative thinking and empowers its employees with the flexibility to deliver results in a manner that is most efficient and effective for them.”

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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