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Ryan Promotes New Principals and Corporate Officers to Senior Leadership Team

Press Release Dec 11, 2014

Dallas, Texas – Ryan, a leading global tax services firm with the largest indirect and property tax practices in North America, today announced that Richard D. Turner, and Mike Zarlengo have been promoted to Principal. Also, Gillian Holcomb, Jennifer Ivanelli, and Angela Perkins were promoted to Vice President, and Kathy Weaver was promoted to Senior Vice President.

Richard D. Turner is an executive in Ryan’s State Income and Franchise Tax practice based in the Cleveland, Ohio office and specializes in providing multi-disciplinary tax solutions and strategies. Mr. Turner joined the Firm in 2009 and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Institute for Professionals in Taxation, the Tax Club of Cleveland, and the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Dyke College and a Master of Taxation degree from the University of Akron. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in Ohio and Georgia.

Mike Zarlengo is a business development executive based in the Dallas, Texas office and specializes in providing a suite of multi-disciplinary tax services to large multinational clients. Mr. Zarlengo joined the Firm in 2007 and is a member of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation and a Tax Committee Member of the American Institute of CPAs. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in Texas and a published co-author of Internet Filing Guidelines for State Tax Returns. Mr. Zarlengo holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Purdue University and a Master of Science degree in Taxation from DePaul University.

Gillian Holcomb joined Ryan in 2000 and is based in the Dallas, Texas office. She is responsible for operations within the Transaction Tax practice, which is Ryan’s largest tax practice area. She is a member of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance and Marketing from Texas A&M University.

Jennifer Ivanelli joined Ryan in 2012 as part of the Firm’s acquisition of Thomson Reuters Property Tax Services business and is based in the Chicago, Illinois office. She is responsible for operations within the Property Tax practice, which is Ryan’s second largest tax practice area. She is a member of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation and the American Bar Association and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctor degree from Chicago-Kent School of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology. She is an attorney licensed in Illinois.

Angela Perkins joined Ryan in 1999 and is based in the Dallas, Texas office. She is responsible for Ryan’s Quality Assurance department and ensures that the Firm’s services and client engagements are consistently performed at the highest level possible. Prior to her role in Quality Assurance, Ms. Perkins spent seven years in Ryan’s Transaction Tax practice. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance and Economics from Texas Tech University.

Kathy Weaver joined Ryan in 2006 and is based in the Dallas, Texas office. She was instrumental in the development of the Firm’s premier Leadership Development Program and has been the key driver of Ryan’s internationally recognized learning and development programs, which have been selected as a four-time winner of the prestigious Association for Talent Development (ATD) BEST Award. Ms. Weaver will assume leadership of the Organizational Excellence group and manage efforts related to learning, philanthropy, corporate awards, and culture. She is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and Administration from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois and an Executive MBA from the University of Texas at Arlington.

“I am excited to welcome these distinguished executives to the Ryan leadership team and congratulate them on their outstanding achievements to date,” said G. Brint Ryan, Chairman and CEO of Ryan. “Ryan’s growth and global expansion provide our professionals opportunities for advancement that are unmatched in the tax services industry today. We have promoted more than 280 associates worldwide this year alone and are proud to ensure that our professionals are rewarded for superior client service and results.”

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 ryan.com.

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