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BKDers work hard, play hard and give back.

BKD is proud of our BKDers’ passion for service and that’s why we’ve dedicated our latest issue to demonstrating the different ways BKDers lend a helping hand. From specializing around current industry trends to better serve our clients to investing in local not-for-profit initiatives that help improve our communities, BKDers are committed to cultivating a service mindset and living out our culture of Unmatched Client Service®.

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Reaching New Heights: From CEO Ted Dickman

One of the foundational premises of our culture of Unmatched Client Service is that when we serve others, we receive a variety of intrinsic rewards in return. BKD Life strives to provide examples of our culture with stories about how we serve our colleagues, our clients and those in our communities. As you read these stories, I would encourage you to be intentional each day and take some time to reflect on what a terrific team we have at BKD. When you do this, you’re not only inspired—you strengthen your ability to reach new heights and support our core foundation.

2019 Spring Edition

Don’t Go It Alone

Director Jackie Nussbaum and Managing Consultant Jen Goins seized the opportunity to lend their expertise after the new Enhanced Ambulatory Patient Group (EAPG) methodology shook up the Medicaid reimbursement process…

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2019 Spring Edition

Playing for a Brighter Future

Tennis season never ends for Tracy Young, a partner based out of BKD’s Little Rock office. He hadn’t picked up a racquet in more than 15 years, but that didn’t keep him from contacting a local tennis facility to get involved…

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2019 Spring Edition

Close-Knit Community

BKD has rallied behind the 4RKids Foundation since its founding in 2003. The organization was created by Dr. Barbara Whinery to promote community awareness of individuals with special needs and provide more services and…

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2019 Spring Edition

Finding Faith in Israel

When Erie Manager Steve Gresh chose Israel as his next vacation destination, some questioned why he wanted to visit the seemingly volatile region. Television and internet viewers may associate the Middle Eastern country…

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Gaining Ground – A SKYx Editorial

New research indicates diversity in the workplace helps companies recruit top talent and be more competitive. So why are women significantly underrepresented in the business world’s highest levels? BKD CPAs & Advisors…

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2018 Winter Edition

Reaching for Excellence

Managing Partner Jack Thurman has been with the firm for nearly 19 years, but his most nerve-wracking presentation didn’t come until about eight weeks ago, to 15 families with a collective net worth of nearly $25 billion. 

2018 Winter Edition

A Commitment to Lifelong Learning

Antiques and unusual objects, such as hand-cranked telephones and a gorgeous display of swords and spears, decorate the inside of the Colombian home IT Project Manager Robert Escobar and his family would often visit throughout his childhood.

2018 Winter Edition

Batter Up, New York

At 53 years old, Director of Health Care Consulting Adrian Rios faces consistent disbelief when he tells others he plays baseball—and he’s pretty good at it.

2018 Summer Edition

Share Your Great Ideas

BKD is making it easier to transform your innovative ideas into reality—no magic wand required. The firm is committing significant resources and funding to promote new revenue-generating ideas, says Gary Farrar, BKD’s chief innovation and…

2018 Summer Edition

Embodying Our Values

BKD CEO Ted Dickman has a tradition of dropping in unexpectedly to award the firm’s highest honor—the PRIDE Awards—on two teammates every year. This year was no different. The employee recipient, St. Louis Director Brandy Shy, thought it was a last…

2018 Spring Edition

From Factory to Salesforce Fame

For Zac Otero, the journey began with a series of blue-collar jobs that took a hard turn when he learned about Salesforce and then mastered the customer relationship management platform to punch his ticket to a better life.

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BKD Life

Do you know a BKDer with admirable community involvement, interesting hobbies or achievements that deserve recognition? BKD Life is about celebrating our people, clients and values. Tell us about the BKDers you know who illustrate our PRIDE values, Unmatched Client Service® culture or the many ways BKD gives back. For more information, contact BKD Life editor Rebecca Sprauer at rsprauer@bkd.com.