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

Press Release Oct 14, 2014

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 46 organizations worldwide to receive the prestigious Association for Talent Development (ATD) BEST Award, presented October 2, 2014 during a ceremony held in Washington, D.C. The ATD BEST Award has been recognizing organizations that demonstrate enterprise-wide success through employee learning and development for the past 12 years. Ryan is a four-time winner of this prestigious award and ranked 26th out of the nearly 100 organizations in 14 countries that were selected for final evaluation. Every organization submitted quantitative and qualitative information to ATD 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 46 companies excel in creating innovative, vibrant learning cultures that clearly align with strategic business goals,” said Tony Bingham, ATD President and CEO. “They get it. The leadership of these organizations values the impact that talent development achieves and knows that having a knowledgeable and skilled workforce drives success.”

“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,” said G. Brint Ryan, Chairman and CEO of Ryan. “Winning the ATD BEST Award for the fourth time validates our strategy to build and maintain the most technically proficient team of professionals in the tax industry today.”

About ATD
The Association for Talent Development (ATD), formerly ASTD, is the world’s largest association dedicated to those who develop talent in organizations. These professionals help others achieve their full potential by improving their knowledge, skills, and abilities. ATD’s members come from more than 120 countries and work in public and private organizations in every industry sector. ATD supports the work of professionals locally in more than 125 chapters, international strategic partners, and global member networks. 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 4,100 professionals and associates serves over 21,000 clients in more than 60 countries, including many of the world’s most prominent Global 5000 companies. More information about Ryan can be found at “Ryan” and “Firm” refer to the global organizational network and may refer to one or more of the member firms of Ryan International, each of which is a separate legal entity. 


Stacey Underwood
Senior Manager, Content, Communications, and Public Relations