PRIVATE SECTOR EXPERIENCE

Current
  • Principal, Ryan, Austin office 
    • Specializes in providing multi-jurisdictional tax services, including research, planning, and education.
    • Practice focus includes energy, petrochemical, and manufacturing.
Previous
  • Senior Manager, national accounting firm 
    • Ms. Fortune spent eight years working in public accounting, specializing in providing state and local tax services, including multistate research, multistate planning, and state and local tax education.
  • Practice Leader for a five-state region responsible for strategic sales tax restructuring 

PUBLIC SECTOR EXPERIENCE

Previous
  • Auditor, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS

Ms. Fortune lectures on various tax topics for Ryan clients and has appeared as a speaker for the following organizations:
  • American Institute of Women Accountants, Houston chapter
  • Council On State Taxation
  • Institute for Professionals in Taxation
  • Lorman Education Services
  • National Business Institute
  • Tax Executives Institute

BOARD & PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Institute for Professionals in Taxation
  • Texas State University, Accounting Advisory Board

EDUCATION & ACCREDITATION

  • Bachelor of Business Administration Degree, Accounting, Texas State University
  • Certified Member of the Institute (CMI), Institute for Professionals in Taxation
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Licensed in Texas 
    (Ryan is not a CPA firm.)
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