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Ryan Receives Prestigious “BEST Award” from ATD for Excellence in Talent Development Practices

Press Release Oct 24, 2017

Dallas, Texas – Ryan, a leading global tax services and software provider, today announced that the Firm was among only 40 organizations worldwide to receive the prestigious Association for Talent Development (ATD) BEST Award, presented during a ceremony held October 5, 2017 in Washington, D.C. The ATD BEST Award is the talent development industry’s most rigorous and coveted achievement. For the past 15 years, ATD has been recognizing the best-in-class organizations that have demonstrated enterprise-wide success through professional learning and development. Ryan is a five-time winner of this distinguished award and ranked 23rd out of the nearly 175 organizations from 11 countries that were evaluated. Every organization submitted quantitative and qualitative information to ATD about their talent 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 field.

“Creating innovative, vibrant learning cultures and developing talent in ways that clearly contribute to strategic business goals are hallmarks of ATD BEST winners,” said Tony Bingham, ATD President and CEO. “They get it. Leaders in these organizations value the impact that talent development achieves because they know that having a knowledgeable and skilled workforce drives success.”

“Sharing knowledge and best practices with our clients is instrumental to delivering world-class client service,” said G. Brint Ryan, Chairman and CEO of Ryan. “We’re proud to have been selected for this award and committed to fostering a culture of employee development to build and maintain the most technically proficient team of tax professionals in the industry today.”

About ATD
The Association for Talent Development (ATD), is the world’s largest professional membership organization supporting those who develop the knowledge and skills of employees, improve performance, and help to achieve results for the organizations they serve. ATD’s members come from more than 120 countries and work in public and private organizations in every industry sector. ATD supports talent development professionals who gather locally in volunteer-led U.S. chapters and international member networks, and with international strategic partners. 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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