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Ginny Buckner Kissling Honored with the 2015 Ryan Chairman’s Award

Press Release Jul 10, 2015

Dallas, Texas – Ryan, a leading global tax services firm, has bestowed its highest honor, the 2015 Chairman’s Award, to Ginny Buckner Kissling, President, U.S. Operations and Principal, in recognition of her outstanding accomplishments and exemplary service. The Chairman’s Award is the top level of recognition in the Firm and is awarded annually to the associate that best reflects the Ryan core values while delivering outstanding results.

“Ginny’s loyalty, personal dedication, and model leadership have contributed significantly to Ryan’s record revenue and client satisfaction scores,” said G. Brint Ryan, Chairman and CEO of Ryan. “Her deep commitment to the values upheld by the Firm represents the pinnacle of professional excellence.”

Ms. Kissling began her career with Ryan in 1992 as the Firm’s first intern and seventh employee hired. Her outstanding technical expertise and commitment to superior client service resulted in her promotion to Principal in November 2002, becoming the Firm’s first female to hold this esteemed title. Today, Ms. Kissling is the third most tenured executive. She is known for her expertise in sales and use tax refunds and audits and incentives.

Ms. Kissling has written articles for the New York University, Institute on State and Local Taxation and for the Institute for Professionals in Taxation and frequently speaks at professional organizations. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree and Master of Science degree in Accounting from the University of North Texas.

In 2014, Ms. Kissling was named a Dallas Business Journal Women in Business honoree. The highly selective Women in Business Awards program recognizes and celebrates outstanding local women business leaders who are making a difference in their industries and communities.

“Ryan’s unique culture of innovation, client service, and superior results is the reason for our strong growth and our amazing career opportunities,” said Ms. Kissling. “I am honored to be recognized with this award and incredibly fortunate to work with the most talented group of tax professionals in the industry.”

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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