BKD Life Winter 2019

BKD Life

BKDers work hard, play hard and give back.


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Our people are valued beyond the amazing work they do. When BKDers aren’t finding new solutions for our clients, they’re experiencing other cultures, volunteering in their communities, spending time with loved ones or practicing new skills. BKD is proud to offer the support and flexibility for employees to pursue any of their passions.

Share your unique story in one of our upcoming issues.

Share your unique story in one of our upcoming issues.

Vineyards & Views

Tucked into the mountains and overlooking the valley, a villa with vineyards, olive trees, chickens, goats and gardens sets the backdrop to…

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"I encourage you to read the latest edition of BKD Life to gain a better understanding of the ways BKDers display excellence in all that they do. Follow five BKD partners throughout Italy and hear from a BKD Technologies professional about his experience working with NASA. Then, learn about the long-lasting changes BKDers are making through volunteer efforts in Indiana. Lastly, celebrate with our Wichita office for earning recognition as 2019 Wichita Corporate Challenge champions."

CEO Ted Dickman

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2019 Summer Edition

Face-to-Face in Guatemala

Tondeé and her family have two sponsored friends, Marianna and Mayra, and finally had the chance to meet them and their families on an awareness trip last March. Mayra’s father is a fabric weaver and Marianna’s a farm laborer. Both girls live in…

2019 Summer Edition

High Seas Ahead

Get your sea legs ready. This 1970 Prowler isn’t your average pirate ship—it’s a sea-themed glamper. Named after the first female Irish pirate who voyaged her own ship, The Bonny is decked out with pirates, mermaids and octopuses.

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, after a doctor’s visit…

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 opportunities for those…

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 with conflict between…

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 3M™ Enhanced Ambulatory Patient Grouping (EAPG) System shook up the Medicaid reimbursement process throughout Ohio in 2017.

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. 

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