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G. Brint Ryan

Chairman and CEO, Ryan

Texas

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PRIVATE SECTOR EXPERIENCE

Current
  • Founder, Chairman of the Board, and CEO, Ryan, Dallas office

PUBLIC SECTOR EXPERIENCE

Current
  • Regent, University of North Texas (UNT) System Board of Regents
    • Reappointed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott (2015–2021)
  • Member, UNT Dallas Founders Circle, University of North Texas (2004–Present)
  • Member, UNT System Strategic and Operational Excellence Committee (2020–Present)
  • Member, UNT System Strategic Infrastructure Committee (2020–Present)
  • Chairman, Tax Policy Advisory Board
    • Appointed by Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick (2015–Present)
Previous
  • Chairman, Texas Task Force to Restart the Economy
    • Appointed by Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick (2020)
  • Member, Select Committee on Economic Development
    • Appointed by Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst (2012–2013)
  • Member, Taxpayer Advisory Group, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
    • Appointed by Comptroller Carole Strayhorn (1999–2006)
  • Member, Taxpayer Advisory Group, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
    • Appointed by Comptroller Susan Combs (2007–2014)
  • Member, Industry/Practitioner Liaison Group, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
    • Appointed by Comptroller John Sharp (1994–1998)
  • Chairman, UNT System Board of Regents
    • Appointed by Texas Governor Rick Perry (2009–2015)
    • Appointed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott (2015–2019)
  • Chairman, Accounting Advisory Board, UNT System (1999–2001)
  • Member, Accounting Advisory Board, UNT System (1998–2012)
  • Member, College of Business Advisory Board, UNT System (2004–2009)
  • Member, Board of Visitors, UNT Health Science Center (2001–2013)
  • Member, UNT System Audit Committee and Finance and Facilities Committee (2019–2020)

PUBLICATIONS

  • Contributing Editor, CCH Incorporated, Guidebook to Texas Taxes (2004–2019)

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Business Insider, Number Two Highest-Rated CEO During the COVID-19 Crisis from Glassdoor Employee Reviews (2020, 2021)
  • Dallas Business Journal’s inaugural list of the Most Admired CEOs in North Texas (2018)
  • Distinguished Business Leader Award, Texas Association of Business (2017)
  • Employee’s Choice Award, recognizing the Highest-Rated CEOs by Glassdoor (2017)
  • Wings of Eagles Presidential Award, University of North Texas (2017)
  • Dallas 500 Most Influential Business Leaders in Dallas-Fort Worth, D CEO magazine (2015–2020)
  • Customer Service CEO of the Year, Customer Service Institute of America and International Council of Customer Service Organizations (2020, 2015, 2010)
  • Managing Partner, Elite List, Accounting Today (2014)
  • Executive of the Year, American Business Awards (2014)
  • Honoree, Irish American Business 100 (2013)
  • Top 25 Most Powerful People in Texas, Texas Monthly magazine (2011)
  • Judge Elbert P. Tuttle Distinguished Achievement Award, Epsilon Delta Chapter, Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, University of North Texas (2011)
  • CEO of the Year, Houston Work-Life Roundtable (2010)
  • Patriot Award, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (2010)
  • IPT Special Award, Institute for Professionals in Taxation (2010)
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, University of North Texas (2009)
  • Outstanding Alumnus Service Award, University of North Texas (2003)
  • Distinguished Alumnus, Beta Pi Chapter, Beta Alpha Psi, University of North Texas (1998)
  • Alumnus of the Year, Department of Accounting, University of North Texas (1997)
  • Salute to Excellence Award for CPE Presentations, Houston Chapter, Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants

BOARD AND PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • American Heart Association, Dallas Division
    • Board of Directors (2011–2013)
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield, Texas
    • Community Advisory Board Member (2011–Present)
  • Caring for Children Foundation of Texas
    • Advisory Board of Directors (2016–2020)
  • Communities In Schools of the Dallas Region
    • Board of Directors (2018–Present)
  • Dallas Citizens Council
    • Executive Committee (2019–Present)
    • Board of Directors (2016–Present)
  • Dallas/Fort Worth State Tax Association
    • Executive Director (1993–1995)
  • Dallas Habitat for Humanity
    • Advisory Council Board Member, Dream Dallas (2013–2018)
  • Friends of Wednesday’s Child
    • Board of Directors (2013–2015)
  • Institute for Professionals in Taxation
    • Member (1995–Present)
  • Junior League of Dallas
    • Community Advisory Board Member (2012–2018)
  • North Texas Super Bowl XLV
    • Host Committee Board of Directors (2010–2011)
  • Pi Kappa Alpha Foundation
    • Board of Trustees (2011–2014)
  • Port-to-Plains Alliance
    • Advisory Council Member (2018–Present)
  • Texas Association of Business
    • Chairman (2021–Present)
    • Treasurer (2018–2020)
    • Executive Committee (2007–2018)
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Texas Taxpayers and Research Association
    • Executive Committee (2009–Present)
    • Board of Directors (2009–Present)
  • We Heart Veterans, Inc.
    • Executive Committee, Board of Directors (2015–2018)

EDUCATION/ACCREDITATION

  • Master of Science Degree, Accounting (Emphasis in Taxation), University of North Texas
  • Bachelor of Science Degree, Accounting, University of North Texas
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Licensed in Texas
    (Ryan is not a CPA firm.)
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