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Ryan Director David Sullivan Selected to Vermont Tax Advisory Board

Press Release May 23, 2016

Dallas, Texas – Ryan, a leading global tax services firm, announced today that David Sullivan, a Director in the Firm’s recently formed Ryan Advocacy group, has been selected as a member of the Vermont Tax Advisory Board (VTAB). This highly selective board provides a public forum for communication between Vermont’s Commissioner of Taxes and representatives of the public. It provides ideas, input, and perspectives to the Commissioner, assisting her in developing tax policy and identifying improvements, while providing constructive observations regarding current or proposed policies.

Ryan Advocacy is a practice dedicated to resolving tax disputes expeditiously by assisting clients with controversy resolution and legislative services, as well as protecting the rights of taxpayers through honest and fair public policy. Mr. Sullivan is based in Ryan’s Providence, Rhode Island office.

“With 20 years of experience in state taxation, David Sullivan is a prominent tax policy professional with a remarkable track record of driving significant tax reform at the state level and helping taxpayers navigate a complicated legislative system,” said G. Brint Ryan, Chairman and CEO of Ryan. “We are proud that David has been chosen to play an important role advocating for fair policies that safeguard taxpayers in the state of Vermont.”

Prior to joining Ryan, Mr. Sullivan was Tax Administrator for the State of Rhode Island’s Division of Taxation, responsible for the administration and enforcement of all taxes. Prior to that, he was the Deputy Director of Revenue for the State of Delaware. Mr. Sullivan was instrumental in guiding Rhode Island through two major tax reforms—personal income tax reform of 2008 and the corporate income tax reform of 2013. He is a former President of the Federation of Tax Administrators and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Lebanon Valley College and a Master’s degree in Taxation from Widener University.

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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