RICHARDSON, Texas, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) announced today that G. Brint Ryan, CEO and Managing Principal of Ryan, LLC, has been elected to its board. The board's function is to advise the company about local business activities, health care developments, community relations opportunities and community priorities in Texas.
Mr. Ryan holds both Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in accounting from the University of North Texas (UNT) and is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). The company he founded, Ryan, LLC, is a leading global tax services firm, with the largest indirect tax practice in North America and the seventh largest corporate tax practice in the United States. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, the firm provides a comprehensive range of state, local, federal, and international tax advisory and consulting services.
In addition to leading a successful company, Mr. Ryan serves the Dallas/Fort Worth community on several boards and commissions including the Taxpayer Advisory Group, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts; Dream Dallas; Junior League of Dallas Community Advisory Board; American Heart Association Board of Directors; UNT Accounting Advisory Board; and UNT System Board of Regents, which he was appointed to by Texas Governor Rick Perry.
Professional affiliations include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Texas Association of Business Executive Committee Board of Directors, Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Texas Taxpayers and Research Association Board of Directors.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas – the only statewide, customer-owned health insurer in Texas – is the largest provider of health benefits in the state, working with nearly 40,000 physicians and 400 hospitals to serve 4.6 million members in all 254 counties. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas is a Division of Health Care Service Corporation (which operates Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans in Texas, Illinois, Oklahoma and New Mexico), the country's largest customer-owned health insurer and fourth largest health insurer overall. Health Care Service Corporation is a Mutual Legal Reserve Company and an independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
SOURCE Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas