Two BKDers Earn 2020 Elijah Watt Sells Award

News Release May 18, 2021

NATIONAL OFFICE – Once again, BKD CPAs & Advisors has representation among the talented individuals who have earned the prestigious Elijah Watt Sells Award for outstanding performance on the Uniform CPA Examination®. Two associates—John Frantonius and Caleb Krohn—demonstrated their commitment to True Expertise and were recognized for their achievements on the exam in 2020.

The standards for winning this award are incredibly high. Candidates must achieve a cumulative average score above 95.50 across all four sections and pass them on their first attempt. Out of nearly 75,000 people who took the exam in 2020, only 89 individuals qualified.

“Congratulations to these high achievers on their tremendous accomplishment. Driven individuals represent the future of the firm, and I’m excited to see how John and Caleb will grow in their careers,” said CEO Ted Dickman.

Frantonius is an associate in BKD’s Indianapolis office. He graduated from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis with an M.S.A. degree in accounting and Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, with a B.S. degree in physics.

Krohn is an associate in BKD’s Lincoln office. He graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a B.S. degree in business administration in accounting and finance.

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