Education Committee. Johnson serves on the Taxation Committee and is the Chair of the Financial Literacy Committee. Te firm also announced the promotion of Mike Braun, CPA, to senior tax manager and the addition of Travis P. Biddick, CPA, to the team. Braun has been a member for 35 years and Biddick has been a member for one year. David Osborn, CPA, ABV, of BKD CPAs and Advisors in Tulsa, a 100% VIP company, was promoted to senior associate II. He has been a member for

one year. Jeff Trevillion, CPA, JD,

a 2013 Trailblazer, was elected president of the Oklahoma County Bar Foundation. Trevillion previously served on

the Small Firm Practitioners and Taxation Committees and has been a member for 14 years.

Te Baptist Foundation

of Oklahoma promoted Brad Johnson, CPA, to CFO. Johnson is a 2012 Trailblazer and has been a member for 11 years. He also previously served on the Banking and Other Financial Institutions Committee. Additionally, the Baptist

Foundation of Oklahoma also promoted Stephanie Kitts, CPA, to controller. Kitts has been a member for five years.

Businesses in the News Staff with BKD CPAs

and Advisors, a 100% VIP company in Enid, recently volunteered with

the Enid Miracle League, a six-week season of t-ball for people with disabilities. BKD Associate Katie Patton, CPA, served as color commentator with the event. Katie is president of the 4RKids Foundation Board, which puts the League on in conjunction with Enid American Business Clubs (AMBUCS). BKD Manager Michelle Ratzlaff, CPA, her husband and three children served as buddies, who help the players bat, field, run the bases and, most importantly, have fun. One such player was Justin “Te Hammer” Williams, son of BKD

Manager Margaret Williams, CPA. BKD CPAs and Advisors in Oklahoma

City, a 100% VIP company, recently held its annual intern volunteer day. Te interns volunteered with the Oklahoma Hall of Fame’s Summer Tursday program, which provides theme-oriented story time, crafts and activities for kids. BKD helped facilitate activities by interacting with guests and helping children plant begonias and marigolds. Te intern team also spent the afternoon serving at the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s Hope’s Kitchen by packing more than 2,500 snacks in paper sacks, which are distributed at locations not setup to provide full meals. Tey also made more than 2,300 sandwiches in preparation for snack packing the next day. Additionally, the BKD Foundation contributed $7,500 toward sponsorship in its third year of support for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oklahoma City’s annual Walk for Kids.


AmeriTrust Companies announced it is merging with Heritage Trust Company in Oklahoma

City and its parent company, Argent Financial Group. AmeriTrust and Heritage will continue to do business under their respective names in their respective locations. Additionally, Heritage Trust Company recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. HoganTaylor

CPAs + Advisors in Oklahoma City,

a 100% VIP company, announced plans to relocate its Oklahoma City office to a new, expanded office space at 1225 N Broadway. Te firm plans to move its Oklahoma City operations from its current location to the city’s newly-christened Innovation District in November 2019.

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the OSCPA’ s Young Accounting Professionals (YAP) Committee

took part in a Regional Food Bank (RFB) volunteer night, August 9. Committee members sorted pre-packaged food while listening to live music for the RFB’s Food for Kids Backpack Program. Together, they

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helped bag more than 6,600 pounds of food for almost 2,000 Oklahoma children for the new school year.

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