BKD Adds to Leadership in National Tax Services


Springfield, Mo.-based IPA 100 firm BKD LLP (FY21 net revenue of $758.1 million) has named Jim Regnier as the next MP of its national tax services (NTS) divisions, where he will oversee international tax, state and local tax, cost segregation, tax controversy and research tax credit services. He succeeds Rob Wagner, who will retire on May 31.

Regnier has been with BKD for 24 years, serving as OMP of the firm’s Nashville, Tenn., and Bowling Green, Ky., offices for the last three. He is a member of BKD’s governing board and an inaugural member of the firm’s growth and innovation governing committee.

Alongside Regnier’s appointment, principal Will James will step into a new role as line of business leader for international tax services, which is comprised of the core international tax, transfer pricing, global mobility and global tax integration practices. James has been with BKD for 16 years and currently leads the transfer pricing practice, advising multinational enterprises in numerous industries on how to structure and document their various transfer pricing and tax valuation issues.

“You don’t get to be a nearly 100-year firm by cutting corners on quality leadership,” says CEO Tom Watson. “Thoughtful succession planning is an integral part of our culture, and we are fortunate that we routinely develop leaders like Jim and Will.”

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