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Ryan’s Trisha C. Fortune Receives Institute for Professionals in Taxation Distinguished Service Award

Press Release Jul 23, 2020

Ryan’s Trisha C. Fortune Receives Institute for Professionals in Taxation Distinguished Service AwardSAN JOSE, CA (July 23, 2020)Ryan, a leading global tax services and software provider, announced that Principal Trisha C. Fortune is a recipient of the 2019-2020 Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT) Distinguished Service Award. This award is presented to one or more individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the Institute over an extended length of time.

“Congratulations to our friend and colleague, Trisha C. Fortune, on receiving this prestigious award,” said  Ginny B. Kissling, Global President and Chief Operating Officer of Ryan. “We are proud of her accomplishments and thrilled that she is being recognized for her commitment to our industry and clients.”

Ms. Fortune stood out for her invaluable contributions to the organization as well as her outstanding leadership, which have significantly enhanced and broadened IPT’s goals and educational objectives. In addition to serving on various program committees over the past 15 years, she led the revision of the Institute’s 3rd Edition (2019), Sales and Use Taxation publication and has significantly contributed to the newly formed Awareness Committee, focused on raising IPT’s recognition within the state and local tax (SALT) community. Ms. Fortune also volunteered to study the structure of the Local Luncheon Committees and was one of the first to visit college campuses to promote state and local taxation as a career path. Trisha is currently serving on IPT’s Board of Governors.

Ms. Fortune is based in Ryan’s San Jose, California office and specializes in providing multijurisdictional transaction tax consulting services, including research, planning, and education to clients in the semiconductor, software, energy, chemical, and manufacturing industries. She routinely serves as a guest speaker and lecturer on various tax topics for Ryan clients and industry organizations.

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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