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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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…

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…

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.

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. 

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.

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…

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…

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