BKD Life Spring 2020

BKD Life

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BKD has been serving clients and communities across the nation for almost 100 years. In that time, we’ve faced complex challenges and uncertainties—much like what we’re facing today—that we strive to match with integrity, resilience, and a positive attitude. In this edition of BKD Life, you’ll find stories that reflect these core qualities and learn how BKDers respond to adversities and display passion and excellence in all we do.

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"While we can’t control the overall economic impact of the coronavirus, we can control our efforts and focus, and choosing a grateful attitude is critical in times like these. I’m thankful for the BKD family and our commitment to excellence, our clients, our communities, and most importantly, our loved ones. Let BKD Life serve as yet another reminder to appreciate the lessons learned through hardships and celebrate the joys of life."

CEO Ted Dickman

CEO Ted Dickman

"While we can’t control the overall economic impact of the coronavirus, we can control our efforts and focus, and choosing a grateful attitude is critical in times like these. I’m thankful for the BKD family and our commitment to excellence, our clients, our communities, and most importantly, our loved ones. Let BKD Life serve as yet another reminder to appreciate the lessons learned through hardships and celebrate the joys of life."

CEO Ted Dickman

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Jonathan witnessed not just one, but three shuttle launches during his seven years as a quality engineer assisting NASA’s solid rocket booster program. Now employed with BKD Technologies in Denver, Jonathan’s first job out of college in 2005 was…

Tucked into the mountains and overlooking the valley, a villa with vineyards, olive trees, chickens, goats and gardens sets the backdrop to an unforgettable Italian getaway. Eric Hansen, BKD COO and past chair of the American Institute of CPAs …

BKD has participated in the Wichita Corporate Challenge (WCC) since its inception in 2002, winning the overall games in 2018 and 2019. WCC, an Olympics-style event, includes an extensive number of sporting and leisure activities for companies to…

Inside the cancer center classroom at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health (Riley), baking soda, bowls and miscellaneous supplies are scattered about the tables. The kids could tell you what that means: It’s Friday and they get…

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…

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.

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…

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