BKD CPAs & Advisors, Springfield, promoted 65 people in various offices. The firm promoted, to senior manager: Zach Baron, Fort Wayne; Nate Cech, Jess Herbst and Chris Shue, Chicago; John Chamberlin, transaction services, Kansas City; James Cone, Salt Lake City; Julia Dengel, national office, Kansas City; Jessica Elsberry, Tulsa; Robert Fohl and Lauren Horn, Cincinnati; Alex Geleske, San Antonio; Laura Haffner, Indianapolis; Leia Huffman, BKD Wealth Advisors, Springfield; Kevin Ives, Steven Rose and Matt Scheible, St. Louis; Jason Kester, transaction services, Dallas; Michael McLean and Derek Pfeifer, 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; Miranda Repsher, Houston; Phang Soundara, Fort Smith; Jon Thomason and Corey Vincent, Bowling Green; Ashley Williamson, national office, Louisville; Angie Yarbrough, Springfield. BKD promoted to director: Kerry Bejarano, Indianapolis; Brenda Benning and Molly Breitenbach, Wichita; Thomas Carver, Louisville; Koren Chen, New York; Jessica Cullen and Nathan Fitzgerald, Springfield; Lindie Eads, Colorado Springs; Jason Eberhardt, international tax services, Pittsburgh; Elena Efendi, international tax services, Houston; Karen Fleming, Chicago; Nathan Fox, David Martin and Justin Verbeten, Indianapolis; Jessica Freeman, Nashville; Emily George, Kim Grieves, Rachel Ormsby and Andrea Sartin, Dallas; Katie Harrison, Craig Kimbrough and Chad Tysdahl, Kansas City; Casey Johnson, Wichita; Megan McKinnie and Mary Overstreet, Jackson; Nick Millar, Stephanie Rocco, Taylor Short and Joshua Siptak, Houston; Sabrina Najera, Fort Worth; Matthew Smith, IT risk services, Louisville; Anna Thigpen, Denver; Mark Weitekamp, loan review services, St. Louis; and Doug Willingham, BKD Wealth Advisors, Houston.
Jack Gilbert Barrett was hired as a tax supervisor at Abeles and Hoffman, St. Louis.
Angie Hoog, principal at UHY, was transferred from the firm’s St. Louis office to lead the development of a Kansas City-based attest practice in the firm’s Midwest region, which includes Kansas and Missouri.
KPM CPAs & Advisors, Springfield, was ranked among the area’s largest CPA firms by local publication the Springfield Journal.