DALLAS, May 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ryan, a leading global tax services firm, announced today that Damon Chronis, Principal and Practice Leader, Transaction Tax, has been elected to the Board of the University of New Mexico's (UNM's) Anderson School of Management Alumni Council. The Anderson Alumni Council (AAC) advises on alumni affairs, develops and strengthens connections within the alumni community, develops networking opportunities for alumni and current students, and helps prepare current students for their role as an alumnus.
Mr. Chronis leads Ryan's Transaction Tax practice, which is the largest practice of its kind in North America. With more than 17 years of experience in tax consulting, he has a successful career minimizing the tax liabilities and improving the tax performance of many of the world's leading blue chip global corporations in the transportation, defense, manufacturing, and technology industries. He has represented all legacy U.S. domestic carriers and several global carriers, reducing state and local taxes and motor fuels excise taxes. In 2015, Mr. Chronis was invited to join the Texas Comptroller's Taxpayer Advisory Group, which assists the Comptroller's Office in developing and implementing Texas tax policy. He lectures on various tax topics for Ryan clients and has appeared as a speaker for the Institute for Professionals in Taxation and the International Air Transport Association. In 2012, he was a recipient of the Dallas Business Journal's "40 Under 40 Award," and the Collin County Business Press' "40 Under 40 Award." Mr. Chronis supports his local community by serving the Boys & Girls Club of Collin County as a Board Member and as the club's Treasurer. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting at the University of New Mexico and now serves on the UNM Anderson School of Management Alumni Council.
"I congratulate Damon for receiving this distinguished recognition from his alma mater," said G. Brint Ryan, Chairman and CEO of Ryan. "He is a remarkable leader with a long history of success at Ryan, and his accomplishments and experience will greatly benefit the board of the Anderson Alumni Council."
"It is an honor and a privilege to serve the Anderson School of Management in this capacity," said Mr. Chronis. "I look forward to giving back to an organization that helped me find my own career path by helping enrich and develop the UNM alumni network throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth region."
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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