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Ryan Director Linda Falcone Elected President of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation

Press Release Aug 24, 2011

Dallas, Texas – Ryan, a leading global tax services firm with the largest indirect tax practice in North America, today announced that Ryan Director Linda Falcone was elected President of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT) for 2011–2012. IPT is an international organization dedicated to promoting the uniform and equitable administration of state and local taxation of businesses. It is the only international organization offering comprehensive and systematic courses of instruction and programs of certification in matters pertaining to state and local income, sales, and property taxation.

Ms. Falcone’s duties as president will include participation in the Institute’s training schools, symposia, and seminars held around the United States. She will preside over Board of Governors meetings and, together with IPT administrative staff at the headquarters in Atlanta, direct the Institute’s many activities. She has been active in the organization for the past 21 years and holds the Certified Member of Institute (CMI) designation for sales tax accreditation. Ms. Falcone joined Ryan in 2006 and launched the Firm’s Charlotte, North Carolina office. She has played a key leadership role in delivering steady revenue growth, while providing Ryan clients in the southeast region superior results and substantial tax savings. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, Irvine, and a Master of Business Administration degree with emphasis in accounting and finance from California State University, Fullerton.

“We are honored to have Linda Falcone serve as President of IPT,” said Billy D. Cook, Executive Director of IPT. “She is a recognized authority in state and local tax, and will serve the membership of IPT well in this position.”

“I look forward to working with the IPT Board of Governors and our membership for the betterment of the tax services industry through the leadership development of tax professionals across North America,” said Ms. Falcone, Ryan Director and President of IPT. “I am honored to serve IPT and support our mission of bringing industry focus on important state and local tax issues.”

“I am very proud of Linda’s accomplishments, and I congratulate her on this prestigious honor,” said G. Brint Ryan, CEO and Managing Principal of Ryan. “IPT’s mission is critically important to our profession, and Linda’s leadership will bring significant value to that mission.”

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