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Ryan Promotes Kelly S. Butler to Principal

Press Release Apr 27, 2011

Dallas, Texas – Ryan, a leading global tax services firm with the largest indirect tax practice in North America, today announced that Kelly S. Butler has been promoted to Principal. Ms. Butler is based in the Houston, Texas office and provides multi-jurisdictional transaction tax services, including representation, research, planning, and education to clients in multiple industries, with a specialization in health, manufacturing, and retail. Ms. Butler joined the Firm in July 2000 and becomes the 74th Principal on Ryan’s leadership team.

Ms. Butler has been very influential in the ongoing development of Ryan’s Professional Development Program, sharing her knowledge and expertise on multiple tax topics to ensure Ryan professionals continue to lead the industry in tax knowledge and innovation. As an active member of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT), she also speaks on a variety of regional tax issues and best practices for improving tax performance. Ms. Butler is a member of the Houston WorkLife Roundtable, comprised of Houston executives committed to sharing strategies for developing employee programs that provide work-life balance while improving organizational profitability. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from Texas A&M University.

“I have been able to realize the Ryan vision of providing its associates incredible career advancement opportunities in a flexible work environment that rewards results and superior client service,” said Kelly S. Butler, Principal of Ryan. “I am truly honored to join the many industry-recognized tax executives on the Ryan leadership team.”

“Ryan’s aggressive growth and geographic expansion have provided our tax professionals opportunities for advancement, which are unmatched in the tax services industry today,” said G. Brint Ryan, CEO and Managing Principal of Ryan. “We are proud to reward Kelly Butler for the superior results she has delivered our clients, as well as 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 4,800 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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