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Ryan Hires Holly Reed as Principal and Practice Leader of the U.S. Advocacy Services Practice

Press Release Aug 03, 2020

Ryan Hires Holly Reed as Principal and Practice Leader of the U.S. Advocacy Services PracticeDALLAS (August 3, 2020) – Ryan, a leading global tax services and software provider, announced that Holly Reed has joined the Firm as Principal and Practice Leader of the U.S. Advocacy Services practice, based in the Dallas, Texas office. Ms. Reed brings almost 30 years of proven experience in government affairs, public policy, community and government relations, and communications. Having held leadership positions at both a Fortune 500 publicly traded company and a Texas-based private company, she has successfully executed strategic public relations plans across local, state, national, and international audiences and has successfully built coalitions to increase support for these projects.

At Ryan, Ms. Reed will be responsible for leading the Advocacy Services practice and representing the interests of Ryan’s clients and Ryan at all levels of government. She will lead and manage a nationwide team of service delivery advocates, attorneys, and internal and third-party lobbyists. Ms. Reed will develop and execute short- and long-term strategies to align Ryan’s government relations vision with overall business goals; develop public policy ideas and solutions in conjunction with Ryan’s executive leadership team; and monitor, analyze, and prepare Ryan stakeholders on regulatory and legislative issues affecting the Firm.

“Holly’s leadership skills and proven ability to build coalitions and drive collaboration will be a tremendous asset to Ryan’s Advocacy Services practice,” said Ryan President of U.S. Operations Damon Chronis. “We are fortunate to have Holly join our team. She will be instrumental in Ryan’s government relations efforts and will service our clients well through advocacy and education on important legislative and regulatory updates that impact our clients’ business goals.”

Ms. Reed holds leadership positions in numerous community organizations, including the Texas Association of Business, Texas Women’s Foundation Executive Leadership Council, Downtown Dallas Inc., Dallas Arboretum, and North Texas Commission, among others. She has been recognized by D Magazine’s “Dallas 500,” Dallas Business Journal’s “Women in Business,” Plano Chamber’s Executive of the Year, Presbyterian Communities in Service Each Moment Matters Award, and Altrusa International of Richardson Foundation’s Outstanding Women of Today…Builders of Tomorrow Award. Ms. Reed received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in management from Texas A&M 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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