BKD Announces New Partners & Managing Directors for 2021

News Release

NATIONAL OFFICE – BKD CPAs & Advisors has selected 30 individuals to advance to the partner and managing director levels, effective June 1. These professionals were chosen for demonstrating particularly high levels of performance while driving growth and inspiring others.

Reaching these levels at BKD is a significant accomplishment that demonstrates an ability to take advantage of opportunities and navigate unexpected trials.

“These individuals have earned their ranks through their consistent displays of expertise and embodiment of our PRIDE values. These seasoned professionals have proven they’re well prepared to take on the challenges that face our clients and profession as we move forward,” said BKD CEO Ted Dickman.

See below for BKD’s 2021 class of partners and managing directors:


  • Jim Ashley, Springfield
  • Brian Beiser, Denver
  • Rick Carrier Jr., Evansville
  • Meagan Clark, Little Rock
  • Eric Darr, St. Louis
  • Gwyn Eastom, Fort Wayne
  • Rob Haight, Tulsa
  • Howard Hong, Dallas
  • Bob Lamb, BKDWA, Houston
  • Chad Lewis, Bowling Green
  • Eric Mies, Dallas
  • Brian Myeroff, TS, Denver
  • David Rabb, Indianapolis
  • Lindsey Richards, New York
  • Eric Rogers, HCPAS, Springfield
  • Ryan Sivill, Springfield
  • Ken Taylor, SALT, Indianapolis
  • Travis Truesdell, Kansas City

Managing Directors

  • Brenda Einck, Kansas City
  • Rachel Elsberry, Springfield
  • Jennifer Friesz, Houston
  • Jim Garner, NO, Dallas
  • Catherine Gilpin, Springfield
  • James Gripka, Oklahoma City
  • Jennifer Hanna, Houston
  • Dustin Haywood, Kansas City
  • Chris Meriwether, Louisville
  • Shelly Reyna, R&D, Merrillville
  • Mike Spratt, Des Moines
  • Danielle Zimmerman, Dallas
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