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Ryan Principal Trisha Fortune Named Texas Woman of Influence

Press Release Sep 02, 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 Trisha Fortune was honored at the Austin Business Journal’s 16th Annual Profiles in Power & Women of Influence Awards and Luncheon. This annual award recognizes the top Central Texas business women who have forged their own path, developed their own leadership principles, and made a difference in the Central Texas business community.

After working as an Auditor for the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts and a Senior Manager in a national accounting firm, Ms. Fortune joined Ryan in 2001. Her outstanding technical expertise and commitment to superior client service resulted in her promotion to Ryan Principal in 2004. Today, Ms. Fortune provides many of the Firm’s most prestigious clients expert tax advisory services for improving profitability and shareholder value.

“I am honored to be selected as one of the Profiles in Power & Women of Influence Award winners from among the many outstanding professional women of Central Texas,” said Ms. Fortune. “I am thankful to work for a Firm that empowers its professionals and provides a work environment that has enabled me to realize my personal and professional goals.”

“I am proud of Trisha’s tremendous achievements and thankful for her outstanding contributions to our Firm and our clients,” said G. Brint Ryan, CEO and Managing Principal of Ryan. “I congratulate her on this prestigious award and look forward to her continued success.”

Ms. Fortune is a frequent lecturer at conferences and training events for prominent organizations such as the Tax Executives Institute (TEI), Council On State Taxation (COST), Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT), and National Business Institute (NBI). Additionally, Ms. Fortune has served as Sales Tax Chair and Co-Chair of IPT’s Annual Conference and currently serves on the Accounting Advisory Board for Texas State University.

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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