BKD Life Summer 2021

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BKDers aren’t just accountants—we’re horse show competitors, adventure seekers, committee organizers, and community volunteers. We believe in making our offices and communities better places to work and play by bringing excellence and passion to all we do. BKD Life is our outlet for capturing some of these exciting personal and professional moments to paint a greater picture of life at and beyond BKD.

One Great Reunion

From creating an office social committee to jumping back into team community service events, BKDers are gathering and reconnecting after a…

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From the CEO

“One of my main points of emphasis in my first year as CEO is for us each to embrace a mindset of abundance and create our own opportunities. Having the confidence to try new things, even when you fail, helps you learn and grow into an even stronger individual. As you explore BKD Life, you’ll notice a common theme: colleagues who stepped out of their comfort zone to follow their passion, often creating greater successes for themselves, the firm, or the community. I’m consistently impressed by the ways BKDers show up as leaders in and out of the office and encourage their teammates to reach new personal and professional heights, an essential component of our firm’s culture. I hope you’ll enjoy these stories and celebrate with me the breadth of skills and enthusiasm held throughout BKD.”

– CEO Tom Watson

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It wasn’t until the COVID-19 pandemic hit that Kim Haynes, a managing consultant in BKD’s Springfield office, realized she’d lost sight of her self-sufficiency. Her journey back to greater self-reliance started with a garden.

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization officially declared COVID-19 a public health emergency—around the same time cases were rapidly rising in New York. Kerri White, a registered nurse and nursing program director at South Shore…

Senior Manager Ashley Dye has sponsored children in Myanmar, Asia, since 2013 through Binding Thread, a nonprofit organization that assists more than 500 orphaned children in Myanmar. The organization is headquartered in Evansville, Indiana, and…

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BKD Life

Do you know a BKDer with admirable community involvement, interesting hobbies, exciting accomplishments, or a unique client story? We want to hear all about it! For more information or to submit, contact bkdlife@bkd.com.