Dallas, Texas -- Ryan, the leading tax services firm in North America, with the largest transaction tax practice in the United States and Canada, today announced that Duane DuCharme has joined the company’s Board of Directors. Mr. DuCharme is a pioneer in the tax services industry, having formed DuCharme & Associates, Inc. in 1968. He then cofounded the tax consulting firm DuCharme, McMillen & Associates, Inc. (DMA) in 1973. Mr. DuCharme later sold the company to his employees in 1994 and then served as Chairman of DMA until December 2006. He will play a significant role in Ryan’s strategic growth plan, including emerging markets, the addition of key services and capabilities, and the continued acquisition of premier talent.

“Duane DuCharme is truly a visionary in the tax services field and we are thrilled to have him join our team. His knowledge and experience will be instrumental to further unleashing the growth potential of our Firm,” said G. Brint Ryan, Managing Principal of Ryan. “Adding Duane to the Ryan Board of Directors represents another pivotal growth point in our history, and I am confident that it will prove tremendously beneficial to our premier global clients.”

“Ryan’s unparalleled growth trajectory has been overwhelming by any measure you would use as a benchmark. Their exceptionally talented and innovative tax professionals, as well their dedication to quality client service, are the hallmarks of this exponentially growing company,” said Mr. DuCharme. “I am proud to join the leadership team of the industry’s most recognized high-growth tax services firm and look forward to making a positive contribution to the continued rapid expansion of the Firm’s capabilities, geographic markets, and portfolio of world-class clients.”

About Ryan

Ryan is the leading tax services firm in North America, with the largest transaction tax practice in the United States and Canada. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, the Firm provides a comprehensive range of state, local, federal, and international tax advisory and consulting services on a multi-jurisdictional basis, including audit defense, tax recovery, credits and incentives, tax process improvement and automation, tax appeals, and strategic planning. With a multi-disciplinary team of more than 750 professionals and associates, Ryan serves many of the world’s most prominent Fortune 1000 companies.