Rivera to Serve as BKD’s New Colorado-Salt Lake City Managing Partner

News Release Jan 14, 2021

NATIONAL OFFICE – BKD CPAs & Advisors selected Tammy Rivera as its new Colorado-Salt Lake managing partner (MP), effective June 1, 2021. She succeeds Jeff Ronsse, who was recently promoted to become BKD’s North Region MP.

Ronsse’s prior leadership helped enhance a culture of excellence that resulted in strong growth for the Colorado-Salt Lake (COSL) practice unit.  Rivera said she looks forward to building on the momentum gained under his leadership. “Tammy has a great mind and will bring new ideas to take the COSL practice unit to the next level,” said Ronsse.

With two decades of experience providing Unmatched Client Service®, Rivera has helped BKD’s health care clients improve performance and meet vital compliance requirements. Her passion for and expertise in providing audit and consulting services for health care organizations are highly recognized throughout the firm.

“I’m incredibly excited to serve as MP for our COSL practice unit,” said Rivera. “We have amazing teams in all three offices that are committed to working together to provide Unmatched Client Service. My goal is to do my part to make tomorrow better than today.”

Rivera was one of the first participants to graduate from BKD’s SKY Sponsor-Protégé Program and is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and Colorado Society of CPAs. She was named a “Rising Star” in 2010 and a “Woman of Influence” in 2016 by the Colorado Springs Business Journal. She also serves on the board of directors for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern Colorado. Rivera is a 1999 graduate of Colorado State University, Fort Collins, with a B.S. degree in business administration with an emphasis in accounting.

“There have been several points already in her career that we’ve asked Tammy to take on a new challenge, and she’s excelled in each role,” said CEO-elect Tom Watson. “She will bring that same level of commitment to her new position as COSL MP, and I’m looking forward to seeing the exceptional results!”

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