Meet Barry Davis

2017 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient

Barry Davis is a regional managing partner for BKD, one of the nation’s largest certified public accounting and advisory firms with 35 offices in 16 states, more than 2,700 employees including 270 partners, and more than $550 million in annual revenues. Davis joined BKD two years after earning an undergraduate accounting degree from Central Missouri in 1981. He was honored this fall at the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Dinner during Homecoming.

In his more than 30 years of experience, Davis has provided business and financial solutions to manufacturing, distribution, construction and service companies. As a regional managing partner, he provides leadership and direction for BKD offices in Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Wisconsin.

An avid believer in community service, he has played major roles in many nonprofits, including United Way of Greater Kansas City, Civic Council of Greater Kansas City, and the Helzberg School of Management at Rockhurst University.

He also is a constant supporter of the UCM Harmon School of Business and Professional Studies, leading giving efforts by BKD employees and other UCM alumni to fund a distinguished professorship, an accounting lab in Ward Edwards, and scholarships and assistance to help faculty and students attend professional conferences. A keen sports enthusiastic, he is a member of the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Executive Committee and Kansas City Sports Commission Board of Directors.

Watch the Video Honoring Barry >> 

Read the feature about Barry in UCM Magazine.

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