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Ryan Minnick

Ryan Minnick

Ryan Minnick

Chief Operating Officer

Federation of Tax Administrators

Ryan Minnick joined the Federation of Tax Administrators team in 2015 and was appointed as the first Chief Operating Officer of the organization in 2021, where he is responsible for the Technology, Safeguards, and Operations Leaders Communities. Prior to serving as COO, Ryan was the program lead for FTA’s technology programs. Ryan also serves FTA members as a subject matter expert specializing in emergent technology, data security, and cybersecurity.

Before joining FTA, Ryan held several leadership positions in the private sector working with companies and clients like the Audubon Society, the US Department of Defense, Interior Design Magazine, Apple, US Department of Commerce, US Department of Agriculture, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), among others. He ran operations and client services at a marketing and advertising firm, and also worked as a systems modernization and virtualization IT consultant for small and midsize businesses. Ryan holds a BBA from the College of William and Mary.

In addition to his work at FTA, Ryan is a frequent speaker and writer on the topic of technology and its application in tax and revenue. He is a regular host of FTA’s podcast, FTA Tax Breaks, where he interviews experts from academia, government, and the private sector seeking insights on current topics and their impacts on government. 

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Host of FTA Tax Breaks

Ryan is a frequent host of FTA's podcast series, FTA Tax Breaks.
View episodes hosted by Ryan below.

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FTA Tax Breaks: SAS Principal Social Innovation Manager I-Sah Hsieh joins FTA COO Ryan Minnick

SAS Principal Social Innovation Manager I-Sah Hsieh joins FTA COO Ryan Minnick for an exciting and at times philosophical discussion of AI and how...

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Tax Breaks with Indiana DOR Commissioner Bob Grennes and Arizona DOR Director Rob Woods

FTA's Ryan Minnick sits down with Indiana DOR Commissioner Bob Grennes and Arizona DOR Director Rob Woods to discuss the successes these two tax agencies have realized in being designated as top places to work...

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FTA Tax Breaks with Erin Collins

FTA's Ryan Minnick talks with the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) National Taxpayer Advocate Erin Collins about her office's work as the "voice of the taxpayer"...

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Taxpayer Experience interview with IRS Deputy Chief Taxpayer Experience Officer Courtney Kay-Decker

FTA's Ryan Minnick chats with IRS Deputy Chief Taxpayer Experience Officer Courtney Kay-Decker on what the TXO is and does, and what tax preparation options available to taxpayers...

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Tax Breaks with Frank Nestore

FTA's Ryan Minnick talks with Frank Nestore, VP of Mathtech, about project management in government....

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Tax Breaks with Ryan Minnick, Dia Harris, and Rebecca Lopez Kriss

FTA's Ryan Minnick talks with NCDOR's Dia Harris and Philadelphia DOR's Rebecca Lopez Kriss about the role of communications and how reaching every...

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University of Chicago

By Ryan Minnick: Government modernization is always a hot topic and a worthwhile one. But the nature of the discussion may lead some to believe...

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News and Blogs
Tax Breaks podcast with Cash Ashley

Amazon AWS EQ Evangelist Cash Ashley sits down with FTA COO Ryan Minnick to talk about emotional intelligence and its science-based links to better productivity, leadership...

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FTA's COO Ryan Minnick is joined by Dr. Ellie Pavlick, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Brown University and member of the Google AI...

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