NATIONAL OFFICE – In a firmwide broadcast, BKD CEO Ted Dickman drew the 2019 Wow! Award winners on Wednesday, June 19. The three runners-up were Houston Administrative Specialist Roosevelt White III, Dallas Processing Specialist Kirsten Loftis and Denver Senior Manager Richard Kalisek. The grand prize winner was Kansas City Senior Manager Alissa Klein.
Every year, four employees recognized by their colleagues for being unmatched in their commitment to BKD values are selected in a random drawing. The runners-up receive Apple iPad Airs, and the grand prize winner receives a $2,500 gift card from Ritz-Carlton—an organization known for its service culture—and a $2,500 Visa gift card for travel costs and incidentals.
BKD’s Wow! Awards aim to boost employee morale, recognize employee contributions, underscore important firm values and inspire everyone to deliver on the firm’s commitment to Unmatched Client Service®. They also reinforce BKD’s focus on achieving excellence through teamwork by encouraging employees to take note of and openly applaud their dedicated co-workers.
During BKD’s last fiscal year, more than 4,000 nominations were submitted recognizing 1,806 team members across the firm. Partners and managing directors are not eligible to win.