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BKD appoints Troy Gilstorf as East Region managing partner

BKD will immediately begin the process of selecting Gilstorf’s successor as INBL MP

BKD CPAs and Advisors has selected Troy Gilstorf to serve as regional managing partner (RMP) for the East Region, effective June 1, 2021.

Gilstorf will succeed Rob Pruitt, who was recently appointed to the role of BKD’s first chief practice officer.

Since joining BKD in 1995, the firm said Gilstorf has “met complex client problems with practical solutions and a passion to serve”. He has taken on many roles at BKD, most recently as a member of BKD National Financial Services Group.

It added as managing partner (MP) of the Indianapolis and Bloomington (INBL) practice units, Gilstorf has “earned his reputation as an exceptional leader while driving those offices forward, navigating a significant amount of partner succession and developing the next generation of firm leaders”.

CEO-elect Tom Watson said: “Troy has been a great example of what it means to be a servant leader, showing a willingness to develop others and invest in new talent to help drive growth and create career opportunities.”

Gilstorf said: “The opportunities that BKD has presented me throughout my career have been amazing. My goal is to make sure those same opportunities are waiting for all those who follow.”

Gilstorf and Pruitt will begin transitioning East RMP duties right away, with Gilstorf assuming full responsibility for most duties by the start of May. BKD will immediately begin the process of selecting Gilstorf’s successor as INBL MP.

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