BKD Announces New Managing Partner

TULSA, Okla. – Carley Williams has been appointed to managing partner (MP) of BKD’s Oklahoma City, Enid and Tulsa offices, effective January 2, 2019. Williams succeeds Todd Lisle, who recently transitioned to the MP role for BKD’s Dallas, Fort Worth and Waco offices. 

“Carley is a tremendously talented partner. I’m excited to see what new ideas he brings to the MP role to help take the Oklahoma practice unit to even greater heights,” said Lisle. 

Williams delivers unmatched client service, embraces change and shows dedication to the firm’s values and the accounting profession.  
“I’m truly humbled and honored to be chosen to lead such a tremendous group of partners and employees who make up the Oklahoma team, and I’m thankful for the leadership Todd has provided to our practice unit and the successes we’ve achieved as a result,” said Williams. “I’m very passionate to continue building on Oklahoma’s success and to further develop the next generation of up-and-coming leaders.”  

Williams has been a partner in the firm’s Tulsa office for more than eight years. Over his 20-year tenure with BKD, Williams has provided audit and advisory services to health care organizations across the country, which has helped define his deep industry expertise. He has served as the relationship manager for key BKD clients in the health care, manufacturing and distribution, higher education and not-for-profit industries, among others. He currently is on the Healthcare Financial Management Association’s (HFMA) national board of directors and is a past president of HFMA’s Oklahoma chapter. Williams was a Tulsa Business & Legal News 2014 Men of Distinction honoree, as well as an Oklahoma Society of CPAs Trailblazer in 2011.


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