BATON ROUGE (April 22, 2020) Ryan, a leading global tax services and software provider, announced that Jason DeCuir has been appointed by Senate President Page Cortez and House Speaker Clay Schexnayder as Chairman of a private-sector task force to advise the Louisiana Legislature on reopening the state’s economy in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Louisiana Legislative Advisory Task Force on Economic Recovery will develop policy, legislative, and regulatory recommendations, as well as investment guidelines to support the long-term recovery of households, workers, and businesses from the COVID-19 crisis.
“With every challenge, there is opportunity. I look forward to working with business leaders from diverse regions and industries across Louisiana to offer creative solutions for our elected officials for consideration,” said Ryan Principal Jason DeCuir. “It’s a long road ahead, and gathering input to develop solutions is a critical first step.”
“As an accomplished tax policy expert, Jason DeCuir’s wealth of experience will provide valuable leadership for this task force as it evaluates the state’s options for reopening,” said Damon Chronis, Ryan President of U.S. Operations. “We are proud that Jason has been asked to play such an important role to ensure that Louisiana rapidly resumes powerful economic growth and prosperity.”
Mr. DeCuir is based in Ryan’s Baton Rouge, Louisiana office and specializes in developing public affairs strategies to resolve state tax policy issues and provide state tax legislative, regulatory, and advocacy services and analysis to clients in a variety of industries throughout the country. Prior to joining Ryan, Mr. DeCuir served as Chief of Staff, Assistant Secretary and Executive Counsel for the Louisiana Department of Revenue (LDR). In 2013, Mr. DeCuir was tasked by the Governor to help spearhead his tax reform efforts. In this role, he was instrumental in reforming the structure for tax appeals in the state of Louisiana, increasing the state’s COST scorecard from a “D-” to a “B.” Some of Mr. DeCuir’s experience and most recent appointments in Louisiana include the Louisiana Task Force on Structural Change in Budget and Tax Policy, the Louisiana Sales Tax Streamlining and Modernization Commission, the Louisiana Constitutional Convention Advisory Council, and the Louisiana Tax Institute. Mr. DeCuir holds a Master of Laws degree in Taxation from Georgetown University Law Center and a Juris Doctor degree and Bachelor of Civil Law degree from the Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center.
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 ryan.com.
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