BKD Promotes 32 to Senior Level, Effective April 1

News Release

NATIONAL OFFICE – Tom Watson, CEO of BKD CPAs & Advisors, is pleased to announce 32 individuals will be promoted to senior manager, senior managing advisor or senior managing consultant, effective April 1.

“This is an exciting time as we prepare for our coming merger of equals with DHG, effective June 1,” Watson said. “Our combined talent pools are incredibly strong, and I’m thrilled to see these outstanding professionals advancing their careers and striving for excellence in fulfilling our clients’ needs as our firm prepares for even greater heights in the near future.”

Career paths at BKD are divided into levels, and each position is defined by its own set of duties, responsibilities and competencies requiring cumulative and advanced degrees of education, training and experience. Personnel also must demonstrate their leadership abilities as coaches and mentors, as well as take an active role in their community.

Those being promoted are:

Senior Manager

Katie Baker, Kansas City
Kayla Bell, Springfield
Luke Guillemette, San Antonio
Austin Hoglen, St. Louis
Jae Hyun, New York
Luke Pals, Nashville
Avni Patel, Houston
Benjamin Schmitz, Kansas City
James Shiveley, San Antonio
John Stastny, Omaha
Cheyenne Tanner, Waco
Julie Thompson, Springfield
Jay White, Houston
Brad Wyatt, Salt Lake City

Senior Managing Advisor

Travis Liles, BKD Wealth Advisors, Springfield

Senior Managing Consultant

Jen Albers, Health Care Performance Advisory Services, Springfield
Valorie Clouse, Health Care Performance Advisory Services
Jerry Francis, State & Local Tax Services, Dallas
Emily Hand, Indianapolis
Andrew Horrow, New York
Kelly Jansen, International Tax Services, St. Louis
Bryan Keene, Bloomington
Terri Mayfield, Springfield
Jody McCallister, Chicago
Caroline Mendez, Waco
Raquel Montalvo, Loan Review Services, Houston
Kate Morton, International Tax Services, Houston
Melissa Sharp, Springfield
Kate Thibert, Austin
Adrianne Trottier, IT Risk Services, Indianapolis
Kristen Ueckert, Houston
Lauren Weller, Transaction Services, Denver

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