Springfield, Mo.-based BKD (FY15 net revenue of $496 million) announced that the firm’s director of learning and development Greg Cole has been named director of growth and development, effective immediately.
Cole has been serving as interim marketing and business development director since September.
Cole’s transition to the newly created role involves a restructuring plan that will allow him to oversee both the L&D and M&BD teams.
Cole has a strong marketing background at BKD. He was in the M&BD department for nearly 10 years, where he led the national industry marketing team before being named L&D director in January 2011. Under his leadership, the award-winning L&D team has embraced technology and tapped into contemporary training techniques. For two years running, BKD has been named a Training Top 125 organization by Training magazine.
“We have an incredibly talented team of marketing professionals,” says Cole. “I’m humbled, honored and passionate about the opportunity to work together to raise the bar on our marketing strategies and deliverables.