BKD Announces Senior Manager & Senior Managing Consultant Promotions

News Release

NATIONAL OFFICE – BKD CPAs & Advisors will promote 23 individuals to senior manager and 12 individuals to senior managing consultant levels, effective April 1. The professionals are being recognized for their excellence and have a proven track record of success.

“These BKDers consistently display a positive attitude and strong work ethic day in and day out. We expect our leaders to be innovative professionals with a strong service ethos for their colleagues, clients, and communities—and these individuals have demonstrated these characteristics in spades,” said CEO Ted Dickman.

Those to be promoted are:

Senior Manager

  • Ben Chandler, San Antonio
  • Dustin Clanton, Dallas
  • Austin Coffey, Fort Wayne
  • Kyle Fessler, Indianapolis
  • Jennifer Heckel, Evansville
  • Jayme Holt, Little Rock
  • Saba Kapadia, Chicago
  • Bobby Kelly, Kansas City
  • Travis Liebl, Wichita
  • Ashley Mapel, Wichita
  • Kirk Neibuhr, Indianapolis
  • Brian Nielsen, Salt Lake City
  • Tabitha Payton, Houston
  • Clay Ranard, Evansville
  • James Robertson, Springfield
  • Jason Roeder, Indianapolis
  • Brittni Schwennesen, Oklahoma City
  • Alaina Shaffer, Springfield
  • Nicole Troutman, Springfield
  • Sara Twining, Indianapolis
  • Francis Uong, Houston
  • Whitney Wendler, Springfield
  • Anne White, Fort Wayne

Senior Managing Consultant

  • Cathy Bearden, Benefit Plan Consulting, Springfield
  • Ashley Dubaj, Denver
  • Jason Eldridge, Cost Segregation/R&D Tax Credit Services, Indianapolis
  • Michael Good, IT Risk Services, Louisville
  • Justin Grant, Fort Wayne
  • Laura Grunwald, Chicago
  • Camish Jones, Denver
  • Julie Murdoch, Lincoln
  • John Schabes, Chicago
  • Scott Siegel, State & Local Tax Services, Indianapolis
  • Eric Sutton, State & Local Tax Services, Fort Wayne
  • Mike Zakelj, Forensics & Valuation Services, Saint Louis

“With so many talented team members throughout the firm, it takes someone going the extra mile to stand out. Those being recognized have done exactly that though their commitment to our PRIDE values, high attention to detail, and passion for serving clients,” said Dickman.

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