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Ryan Principal Susan Bittick Named to Texas “Women of Influence” List by the Austin Business Journal

Press Release Aug 01, 2011

Dallas, Texas -- Ryan, a leading global tax services firm with the largest indirect tax practice in North America, today announced that Ryan Principal Susan Bittick was honored as one of 25 winners of the “Women of Influence” award during the 17th annual Central Texas Profiles in Power luncheon sponsored by the Austin Business Journal. 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.

Susan Bittick is a key executive in Ryan’s Public Affairs practice, based in the Austin, Texas office and specializes in state tax legislative and regulatory analysis, public affairs strategies, and advocacy services. Ms. Bittick joined the Firm in November 2006 and has been instrumental in the growth of the Firm’s Public Affairs practice, which was ranked one of the top ten most influential corporate lobby teams in Texas, according to the Capitol Inside 2011 Texas Lobby Power Ranking. Ms. Bittick has in-depth political, legal, and press experience. She has worked on political campaigns, served as in-house counsel and Vice President of Government Affairs for a major retail department store chain, and was a reporter and editor for one of the nation’s largest newspaper chains for more than 15 years. Ms. Bittick holds a Juris Doctor degree from Saint Louis University School of Law, a Master of Law degree in Taxation from the University of Houston Law Center, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Louisiana Tech University.

“I am honored to be selected as one of the 25 Women of Influence award winners from among the many distinguished professional women of Central Texas,” said Ms. Bittick. “I am also 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 Susan’s tremendous achievements and thankful for the superior results she has delivered our clients,” said G. Brint Ryan, CEO and Managing Principal of Ryan. “I congratulate her on this prestigious award and look forward to her invaluable contributions to our continued growth and success.”

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 4,700 professionals and associates serves over 29,000 clients in more than 75 countries, including many of the world’s most prominent Global 5000 companies. More information about Ryan can be found at


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