DALLAS, Feb. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ryan, a leading global tax services firm, has hired David Sullivan as Director, Dispute Resolution, in the Firm's recently formed Ryan Advocacy group. Ryan Advocacy is a practice dedicated to resolving tax disputes expeditiously by assisting clients with controversy resolution and legislative services, as well as protecting the rights of taxpayers through honest and fair public policy. Mr. Sullivan will be based in Ryan's Providence, Rhode Island office.
Prior to joining Ryan, Mr. Sullivan was Tax Administrator for the State of Rhode Island's Division of Taxation, responsible for the administration and enforcement of all taxes. Prior to that, he was the Deputy Director of Revenue for the State of Delaware. Mr. Sullivan was instrumental in guiding Rhode Island through two major tax reforms—personal income tax reform of 2008 and the corporate income tax reform of 2013. He is a former President of the Federation of Tax Administrators and holds a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Lebanon Valley College and a Master's degree in Taxation from Widener University.
"David Sullivan is an accomplished tax policy professional with an impressive track record of leadership at the state level," said G. Brint Ryan, Chairman and CEO of Ryan. "His experience driving significant tax reform and navigating complicated legislative systems will deliver substantial value and results for our clients."
Ryan is an award-winning global tax services firm, with the largest indirect and property tax practices in North America and the seventh largest corporate tax practice in the United States. With global headquarters 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, tax compliance, and strategic planning. Ryan is a three-time recipient of the International Service Excellence Award from the Customer Service Institute of America (CSIA) for its commitment to world-class client service. Empowered by the dynamic myRyan work environment, which is widely recognized as the most innovative in the tax services industry, Ryan's multi-disciplinary team of more than 2,100 professionals and associates serves over 12,000 clients in more than 40 countries, including many of the world's most prominent Global 5000 companies. More information about Ryan can be found at ryan.com.
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