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BKD Receives IBAT Five*Star Service Legacy Award

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The nation’s largest state community banking organization, the Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT), awarded BKD’s financial services team their fifth Five*Star Award. This award recognizes BKD for providing excellent service and innovative solutions for the banking industry in Texas and nationwide. Partners Debbie Scanlon and John Griffin, Senior Manager Steven Cunningham, Director Derek Stahlman, Manager Cameron Baghvardani and Senior Associate II Mike Litzinger accepted the award at the 2019 Connecting Leaders Conference—IBAT’s annual flagship event. 

The few organizations honored as five-time recipients of this service award are presented the IBAT Five*Star Legacy Award. BKD is honored to be recognized as a longtime provider of excellent service to the banking industry. 

“This is very exciting for our Texas banking teams,” says Debbie. “We’re extremely honored to receive such a prestigious award from the bankers of Texas after just 15 years serving the state’s financial services industry.” 


Debbie Scanlon is a member of the BKD National Financial Services Group and leads the Houston and Dallas financial services practices. Debbie is on the IBAT Leadership Division board and is a past recipient of the IBAT President’s Award. 

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