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

Press Release Oct 07, 2013

Dallas, Texas – Ryan, a leading global tax services firm with the largest indirect and property tax practices in North America, today announced that the Firm was among only 28 organizations worldwide to receive the prestigious American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) BEST Award, presented October 1, 2013 during a ceremony held in Washington, D.C.

The ASTD BEST Award has been recognizing organizations that demonstrate enterprise-wide success through employee learning and development for the past 11 years. Ryan is a three-time winner of this prestigious award and ranked 13th out of the 70 organizations in nine countries that were selected for final evaluation. Every organization submitted quantitative and qualitative information to ASTD about their learning and development practices and programs. Applications were assessed in a blind review by members of the BEST Awards advisory committee, a select group of experts in the learning and development field.

“These 28 companies excel in creating innovative, vibrant learning cultures that clearly align with strategic business goals,” said Tony Bingham, ASTD President and CEO. “The leadership of these organizations values the impact of learning and development, and knows that having a knowledgeable and skilled workforce drives success.”

“This ASTD BEST Award reflects our commitment to maintaining the most technically proficient team of professionals in the tax industry,” said G. Brint Ryan, Chairman and CEO of Ryan. “Perhaps the greatest value we provide to our clients is the transfer of knowledge, so our culture of training and development is fundamental to delivering client service excellence.”

About ASTD
American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to the training and development field. In more than 100 countries, ASTD’s members work in organizations of all sizes, in the private and public sectors. ASTD started in 1943 and, in recent years, has widened the profession’s focus to align learning and performance to organizational results. ASTD is also a sought-after voice on critical public policy issues. 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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