News Releases

News Release Jan 21, 2020

BKD Hosts Nationwide Event for Higher Education Institutions

In an era of slow net tuition growth, decreasing state support, aging campus infrastructure and changing student demographics and needs, making a college or university thrive is no easy task. Higher Education designed the R3 Summit to help…

News Release Jan 08, 2020

BKD Moves NYC Office to Midtown Manhattan

NEW YORK CITY – To help support its long-term growth plans in the New York market, BKD CPAs & Advisors has moved its New York City team to newly renovated offices at 1155 Avenue of the Americas in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. The transition…

News Release Jan 07, 2020

Toomey Chosen to Lead BKD Wealth Advisors

BKD CPAs & Advisors has selected Steve Toomey as the next managing partner of BKD Wealth Advisors, LLC (BKDWA), a subsidiary of BKD that provides investment oversight, wealth management and family office services to high-net-worth families and…

News Release Dec 31, 2019

BKD Donates $10,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, MO. – The BKD Foundation has donated $10,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield (BGCS) for security improvements. BGCS, which provides a safe and positive place for kids to go before and after school, needs security camera system…

News Release Dec 18, 2019

Griffin Named BKD National SEC Director

John Griffin, Dallas partner, will succeed Peter Kern as BKD CPAs & Advisors’ national SEC director. Kern was recently named successor to retiring partner Keith Messmer as the East Region Accounting & Auditing director. 

News Release Dec 17, 2019

BKD Names New M&D Growth Initiative Leaders

Exciting changes are on the horizon for BKD Manufacturing & Distribution Group (M&D). M&D National Industry Partner John Mather is pleased to announce that Managing Director Tim Reynolds is the new leader for the food and agribusiness…

News Release Dec 10, 2019

BKD Names New National Leader for Private Equity Practice

BKD CPAs & Advisors is pleased to announce that John Kmetz is the new national leader for the firm's private equity practice. Kmetz succeeds Jerry Henderson, who is transitioning into the role of regional managing partner for BKD’s National…

News Release Nov 22, 2019

BKD Wealth Advisors Surpasses $4 Billion in AUM

BKD Wealth Advisors, LLC (BKDWA) announced today that its assets under management and advisement (AUM) have exceeded $4 billion*. The amount has grown significantly since 2000, when BKDWA had approximately $350 million AUM. 

News Release Nov 15, 2019

SKY Program Welcomes 2019 Class, Congratulates 2017 Grads

BKD CPAs & Advisors is pleased to announce a new class for its SKY Sponsor-Protégé Program while congratulating the latest graduates. The two-year leadership development program matches protégés with a sponsor to help participants achieve their…

News Release Nov 13, 2019

BKD Client Satisfaction Results Reach New Heights

BKD CPAs & Advisors launched the biennial relational BKD Client Experience™ Survey (CES) in 2017 as part of an ongoing program to help clients provide feedback and measure their satisfaction and willingness to recommend BKD. Last month, the firm…

News Release Nov 12, 2019

Duell Brings New Service to BKD

Brian Matlock, leader of BKD National Energy & Natural Resources Practice, and Jeff Ronsse, managing partner of BKD’s Colorado offices, are pleased to announce the addition of Deanna Duell as the firm’s first energy industry contract compliance…