Bankers Assurance, a regulatory compliance consulting firm based in Little Rock, is joining BKD CPAs & Advisors, effective Feb. 28, 2022.
Founded in 2009, Bankers Assurance serves more than 75 financial institutions in Arkansas and surrounding states, ranging from smaller community banks to larger regional institutions. The merger with BKD will enhance BKD’s financial services offerings.
A staff of five, including Bankers Assurance founder Shaun Harms, are joining BKD as part of the firm’s Little Rock office.
“We are excited to welcome Shaun Harms and the whole Bankers Assurance team to BKD,” said Susan Davenport, managing partner in Little Rock. “Our Arkansas financial services team has known the Bankers Assurance team for many years, and we have always admired their reputation in the industry. Blending our teams will lead to services and resources for our clients that are much more than the sum of their parts.”
“Bankers Assurance is very excited to join BKD,” Harms said. “The values and commitment to a high quality of work are very aligned between both organizations, and together we will continue providing a value-added service to our clients. We look forward to being a continued resource to community banks in the many years to come.”
BKD has more than 150 professionals through offices in Little Rock, Rogers and Fort Smith.