Press Room

May 29, 2007

Bruce Gibson Joins Ryan & Company as Principal; Will Lead Rapidly Growing Public Affairs Practice.

Dallas, Texas -- Ryan & Company, North America’s largest independent state and local tax consulting firm, today announced that Bruce Gibson has joined the Firm as Principal. Mr. Gibson will lead the Firm’s rapidly growing Public Affairs Practice and oversee an experienced team of professionals with significant political, media, and governmental affairs expertise. He will be based in the Firm’s Austin, Texas office.

Mr. Gibson was the Chief of Staff for Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst from 2003 through 2006. Prior to that, he served six terms in the Texas House of Representatives and was an Executive Assistant to Lieutenant Governor Bob Bullock.

In addition to his wealth of public sector experience, Mr. Gibson has excelled in corporate executive positions as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Texas Chamber of Commerce, as well as Vice President and Senior Vice President of a major power company. Mr. Gibson has a Juris Doctor degree from The University of Texas School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Texas Christian University.

“Bruce adds considerable strength and experience to the very talented Public Affairs team we have assembled to represent our clients on important state and local tax legislative and regulatory issues,” said G. Brint Ryan, Managing Principal of Ryan & Company. “His grasp of complex tax legislative and regulatory issues will be invaluable in the development and execution of effective public affairs strategies for our clients.”

“I’ve been very impressed by Ryan & Company’s strategic growth and dramatic market moves to build the most comprehensive suite of value added services available for corporate tax leaders. They employ the most talented professionals in the tax industry, and I’m honored to join their team,” said Bruce Gibson. “I look forward to supporting continued growth and extending the Firm’s direct legislative advocacy services and public affairs consulting to all of our clients’ major markets.”

About Ryan & Company
Ryan & Company is North America’s largest independent state & local tax consulting firm. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, the Firm provides a comprehensive range of state & local tax services on a multistate basis, including audit defense, tax recovery, tax decision automation, dispute resolution, and strategic planning. With more than 675 professionals and associates in 28 locations throughout North America, Ryan & Company serves many of the world’s most prominent Fortune 1000 companies.


G. Brint Ryan
Managing Principal
Ryan & Company

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