BKD Promotes 65 to Senior Manager & Director Levels

News Release

NATIONAL OFFICE – As many have seen throughout BKD CPAs & Advisors’ almost 100-year history, combining the distinct perspectives and ambitious, varied backgrounds of all team members has helped steer the firm to success, new opportunities and growth. 

“By leveraging everyone’s talents, BKD is better positioned to develop innovative solutions and deliver quality results. When we fill important leadership roles, we look to those BKDers who value teamwork and whose expertise extends outward to support their teams, clients and the entire firm,” said CEO Ted Dickman. 

Sixty-five individuals advanced to the senior manager and director levels, effective October 1. 

Those to be promoted are: 

Senior Manager 

  • Zach Baron, Fort Wayne 
  • Nate Cech, Chicago 
  • John Chamberlin, Transaction Services, Kansas City 
  • James Cone, Salt Lake City 
  • Julia Dengel, National Office, Kansas City 
  • Jessica Elsberry, Tulsa 
  • Robert Fohl, Cincinnati 
  • Alex Geleske, San Antonio 
  • Laura Haffner, Indianapolis 
  • Jess Herbst, Chicago 
  • Lauren Horn, Cincinnati 
  • Leia Huffman, BKD Wealth Advisors, Springfield 
  • Kevin Ives, St. Louis 
  • Jason Kester, Transaction Services, Dallas 
  • Michael McLean, Fort Worth 
  • Evan Meltzer, SALT Services, Indianapolis 
  • Stacy Miller, Health Care Performance Advisory Services, Dallas 
  • Blakeley Mock, Dallas 
  • Brit Moreland, Bloomington 
  • Cynthia Morgan, Nashville 
  • Austin Perkins, Louisville 
  • Derek Pfeifer, Fort Worth 
  • Miranda Repsher, Houston 
  • Steven Rose, St. Louis 
  • Matt Scheible, St. Louis 
  • Chris Shue, Chicago 
  • Phang Soundara, Fort Smith 
  • Jon Thomason, Bowling Green 
  • Corey Vincent, Bowling Green 
  • Ashley Williamson, National Office, Louisville 
  • Angie Yarbrough, Springfield 


  • Kerry Bejarano, Indianapolis 
  • Brenda Benning, Wichita 
  • Molly Breitenbach, Wichita 
  • Thomas Carver, Louisville 
  • Koren Chen, New York 
  • Jessica Cullen, Springfield 
  • Lindie Eads, Colorado Springs 
  • Jason Eberhardt, International Tax Services, Pittsburgh 
  • Elena Efendi, International Tax Services, Houston 
  • Nathan Fitzgerald, Springfield 
  • Karen Fleming, Chicago 
  • Nathan Fox, Indianapolis 
  • Jessica Freeman, Nashville 
  • Emily George, Dallas 
  • Kim Grieves, Dallas 
  • Katie Harrison, Kansas City 
  • Casey Johnson, Wichita 
  • Craig Kimbrough, Kansas City 
  • David Martin, Indianapolis 
  • Megan McKinnie, Jackson 
  • Nick Millar, Houston 
  • Sabrina Najera, Fort Worth 
  • Rachel Ormsby, Dallas 
  • Mary Overstreet, Jackson 
  • Stephanie Rocco, Houston 
  • Andrea Sartin, Dallas 
  • Taylor Short, Houston 
  • Joshua Siptak, Houston 
  • Matthew Smith, IT Risk Services, Louisville 
  • Anna Thigpen, Denver 
  • Chad Tysdahl, Kansas City 
  • Justin Verbeten, Indianapolis 
  • Mark Weitekamp, Loan Review Services, St. Louis 
  • Doug Willingham, BKD Wealth Advisors, Houston 
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