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Ryan Receives ASTD BEST Award for Organizational Commitment to World-Class Employee Learning

Press Release Oct 12, 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 the Firm was among only 31 organizations worldwide to receive the prestigious American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) BEST Award, presented September 30, 2010 during a reception held in Washington, D.C.

The ASTD BEST Award recognizes organizations that demonstrate enterprise-wide success through world-class organizational training and a committed company culture of employee learning and development. Ryan ranked 16th out of 104 organizations in nine countries that were evaluated. These organizations submitted quantitative and qualitative information to ASTD about their learning and development practices and programs. The applications were assessed in a blind review by members of the ASTD BEST Awards advisory committee comprised of a select group of experts in the learning and development field.

“The ASTD BEST Awards are the training industry’s most rigorous and coveted recognition,” said Tony Bingham, President and CEO of the American Society for Training and Development. “The award-winning organizations that were recognized have created innovative learning cultures and demonstrated their commitment to workplace learning and development, even during today’s challenging economic climate.”

“Perhaps the greatest value we provide to our clients is the transfer of knowledge,” said G. Brint Ryan, CEO and Managing Principal of Ryan. “Our culture of learning and commitment to training and development is fundamental to delivering client service excellence, as well as professional growth opportunities for our employees.”

“Our innovative training and development programs are designed to support superior client service while enhancing the growth and development of our professionals,” said Delta Emerson, Senior Vice President and Chief Organizational Development Officer. “This ASTD BEST Award recognizes Ryan’s commitment to build and maintain one of the tax industry’s leading training and development organizations.”

This is the eighth year of the ASTD BEST Awards. More information about the 2010 ASTD BEST Award winners can be found in the October 2010 issue of T+D magazine and online at

About ASTD
ASTD is the world’s largest association dedicated to the training and development field. ASTD’s members come from more than 100 countries and connect locally in 130 U.S. chapters and with 30 international partners. For more information, visit

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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