NATIONAL OFFICE – In a live, firmwide broadcast, BKD CEO Ted Dickman drew the 2018 Wow! Award winners on Monday, June 18. The three runners up were Kansas City SALT Director Lauri Poe, Erie Audit Senior Manager Amy Chapman and Little Rock Accounting Staff Member Karen Melhorn. The grand-prize winner was Dallas Tax Director Porchia Barrett.
Every year, four employees who were called out by their colleagues for being unmatched in their commitment to BKD values are selected in a random drawing. The runners up receive Apple iPad Airs, and the grand-prize winner receives a $2,500 Ritz-Carlton Gift Card—an organization known for its service culture—and a $2,500 Visa Gift Card for travel costs and incidentals.
BKD’s Wow! Awards aim to boost employee morale, recognize employee contributions, underscore important firm values and inspire everyone to deliver on the firm’s commitment to unmatched client service. It also reinforces BKD’s focus on achieving excellence through teamwork by encouraging employees to take note of and openly applaud their dedicated co-workers.
During BKD’s last fiscal year, 1,734 team members were nominated for a Wow! Award by their peers. Partners and managing directors are not eligible to win.