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Widely Recognized California Tax Expert, Gina Rodriquez, Joins Ryan as Principal in Advocacy Services Practice

Press Release Aug 10, 2022

Widely Recognized California Tax Expert, Gina Rodriquez, Joins Ryan as Principal in Advocacy Services Practice

SACRAMENTO, CA (Aug. 10, 2022) – Ryan, a leading global tax services and software provider, announced that Gina M. Rodriquez has recently joined the Firm as Principal in the Advocacy Services practice and will be based in California.

Ryan’s Advocacy team provides strategic advantages in resolving tax disputes expeditiously by using a holistic approach to assist clients with complex tax issues and promoting fair and efficient public policy initiatives. Ryan’s exclusive focus on tax services allows its team to effectively advocate for its clients, working across all levels of government driving efficient processes, policies, and legislation without cumbersome regulatory restrictions.

This appointment is further evidence of Ryan’s strategic national and global growth strategy into key markets and lines of business.

“We are excited to welcome Gina to our team of highly skilled advocacy professionals,” said Ryan President of U.S. Operations Damon Chronis. “Her recognized expertise in advocating for sound tax policies and resolving difficult tax issues will be invaluable to our clients navigating the complex tax rules in California and beyond.”

Prior to joining Ryan, Gina worked as a state and local tax director for a Big Four public accounting firm. She previously served as vice president of state tax policy for the California Taxpayers Association, directing the organization’s legislative, regulatory, and judicial efforts, including addressing policy implications of a “split property tax roll” in California and California’s insolvent unemployment insurance fund. Gina has served on various advisory boards for state tax agencies and has worked on local property tax issues with some of California’s 58 county assessors. She also served the public, achieving the rank of Tax Administrator at a young age for the Franchise Tax Board. Gina spent many years as the Sacramento editor at Spidell Publishing, Inc., addressing all issues related to California tax policy.

Gina is a recognized author and speaker on tax issues specific to California. Some of her work has been published in the Journal of State Taxation, California Enrolled Agent, and State Tax Notes, among others. She holds a Master of Science degree in taxation from Golden Gate University and a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from California State University, Sacramento.

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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