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Ryan Names Kevin Hassett, Economist and Former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, to the Firm’s Board of Managers

Press Release Jan 22, 2020

2020 Social Media Graphic Kevin HassettDALLAS (Jan. 22, 2020) – Ryan, a leading global tax services and software provider, announced that Kevin Hassett has been named to the Ryan Board of Managers. Mr. Hassett will provide strategic direction and insight to help guide the Firm’s impressive growth path to becoming a billion-dollar global brand in tax. He becomes the ninth member of the Ryan Board of Managers, and the fifth executive from outside the Firm.

Mr. Hassett is the former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers and is known for his work on tax policy. Prior to his role as Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, he served as the State Farm James Q. Wilson Chair in American Politics and Culture and Director of Research for Domestic Policy at the American Enterprise Institute.

“As a veteran economist and tax policy expert, Kevin Hassett’s experience will further strengthen our board and add additional expertise in tax policy, tax reform, corporate taxation, and economics,” said Ryan Chairman and CEO G. Brint Ryan. “We are fortunate to have an exceptional group of leaders with global experience on our board of managers, and adding Kevin provides another qualified voice driving the successful execution of Ryan’s global growth strategy.”

“I was attracted to Ryan’s entrepreneurial spirit and demonstrated history of global growth and market leadership,” said Mr. Hassett. “I look forward to working with their talented team of executives and contributing to their future success.”

Mr. Hassett holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Swarthmore College and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania under the supervision of Alan J. Auerbach.

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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