New MP at BKD

Springfield,Mo.-based BKD (FY11 net revenue of $390.7 million), has named Tom Watson MP of the firm’s Dallas office, effective Jan. 1. Watson is the South Region leader for BKD’s national health care group. Watson was admitted to partner in 2001, and transferred to the firm’s Houston office in 2004. In 2010, he transferred to the firm’s Dallas office to help grow the BKD’s health care practice in that market. Watson succeeds MP Larry King, who is stepping down and into a role that will focus on business development initiatives for the Dallas market. King served as MP of the Dallas practice and its predecessor firm, KBA Group, for close to 30 years. BKD acquired KBA in 2009, and King has been instrumental in successfully integrating BKD policy, procedures and best practices.