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In Memory… We sincerely regret the loss of the following members and extend deepest sympathy to their families and friends.

Stanley L. Hall, CPA; Norman, Oklahoma; Member since March 23, 1961.

Jimmie D. Jones, CPA; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Member since April 14, 1972.

Richard G. Wilson, CPA; Bartlesville, Oklahoma; Member since November 28, 1960.

Nathaniel Atchison, CPA; Shawnee, Oklahoma; Member since March 20, 1975.

Robert R. Robinson, CPA; La Quinta, California; Member since August 21, 1954.

Te OSCPA gratefully accepts donations to the Educational Foundation in memory of loved ones. To donate, please send your donation, along with the name of the person for whom you are making a donation, to the OSCPA Educational Foundation, 1900 NW Expressway, Ste. 910, Oklahoma City, OK, 73118.

Members in the News Phil Brockhaus, CPA,

CGMA, has been elected to serve a three-year term as Chairman of the John T Steed

School of Accounting Board of Advisors, the University of Oklahoma Price College of Business. Brockhaus is the managing partner of Peters & Chandler, P.C., Oklahoma City. He is a past chairman of the Oklahoma Society of CPAs and a 2017 inductee in the Oklahoma Accounting Hall of Fame.

Tom Sheets, CPA, was

awarded the 2019 Trustee of the Year Award by Leading Age Oklahoma at the 24th annual

Leading Age Awards Program. Sheets was recognized for his service on the board of trustees of Te Commons, a nonprofit continuing care retirement community in Enid, Oklahoma. He has been a member of OSCPA for 39 years and has served on the Continuing Professional Education Committee.

Peters & Chandler, PC, a

100% VIP company, promoted Travis Biddick, CPA, to tax senior. Biddick has been an


OSCPA member for a year. HoganTaylor, a 100% VIP organization, named Arna Erazo, CPA, a consulting manager for the firm’s advisory practice in

Tulsa, Oklahoma. Erazo, a new OSCPA member, previously served as a corporate controller for a large manufacturing company.

BKD CPAs & Advisors in

Oklahoma City, a 100% VIP company, promoted Maranda Ryburn, CPA, to senior associate and Michael Gates, CPA, to senior associate II. Rayburn has been an OSCPA member for a year and was a 2016 Educational

Foundation scholarship recipient. Gates has been an OSCPA member for two years. BKD hired Ryon Fields, CPA, as an associate. Ryan is a recent member of the OSCPA and was named Outstanding Accounting Student in 2015 by the OSCPA. Additionally, BKD CPAs & Advisors in Tulsa, a 100% VIP company, promoted Natalie

Best, CPA, to senior associate II. Best has been an OSCPA member for two years.

Society News Te OSCPA recognized

top CPA exam performers at the New CPA Ceremony. Asher Brown and Lucas Goodspeed were both honored with the Silver Medal. Te Silver Medal is presented to candidates with the highest score on all four exam sections within two consecutive windows.

Brown, who earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Oklahoma in Norman, won the Silver Medal award for having the highest score in windows III and IV of the 2018 exam. He is an audit associate for Grant Tornton in Oklahoma City. He is also an Elijah Watt Sells Award winner, a national recognition given by the American Institute of Certified Professional Accountants. Goodspeed, who earned his bachelor’s degree from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, won the Silver Medal award for having the highest score in window IV of the 2018 exam

July/August 2019

and window I of the 2019 exam. He is a tax associate at BKD CPAs & Advisors in Oklahoma City, a 100% VIP organization.

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Foundation, the CPA & advisory firm’s charitable arm,

contributed $88,000 to Oklahoma-based charities last year. Each BKD office has its own Foundation Advisory Committee responsible for reviewing and voting on funding requests submitted by BKD employees that have a passion for a mission. Te BKD Foundation has donated approximately $755,000 since inception.

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 Jonathan Bailey, CPA; Tulsa, BDO USA, LLP Arna Erazo, CPA; Broken Arrow, HoganTaylor LLP Ryon Fields, CPA; Oklahoma City, BKD CPAs & Advisors Nathan Gee, CPA; Tulsa Kaylonna Gill, CPA; Broken Arrow, BKD CPAs & Advisors Graham Godfrey, CPA; Tulsa, BKD CPAs & Advisors Ethan Hill, CPA; Barling, Arkansas, Przybysz & Associates, CPAs, PC Jeffrey James, CPA; Edmond, Grant Tornton LLP Kristopher Keiser, CPA; Oklahoma City, Sonic Dane Krause, CPA; Okeene, Jim Krause CPA, PLLC Janet Lehenbauer, CPA; Stillwater, FSW&B CPAs – PLLC Samuel Martin, CPA; Norman, BKD CPAs & Advisors Frank Naifeh, CPA; Edmond, 1st Team Financial Services, Inc. Brianne Powers, CPA; Enid Benjamin Ritchie, CPA; Broken Arrow, CCK Strategies, PLLC Larry Schwartz, CPA; Fort Smith, Arkansas, Lawrence, Schluterman & Schwartz, Ltd Kayli Warmker, CPA; Norman, MidFirst Bank

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