Cara is a partner at BKD, LLP. Cara leads the firm's national ESOP practice. Her experience with ESOPs includes transaction structuring, providing financing assistance, tax planning, and coordinating transaction closings, as well as ongoing plan consulting and administration. She is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the Kentucky Society of Certified Public Accountants. Cara is a 2001 graduate of Campbellsville University, Kentucky, with a BS in accounting, and a 2003 graduate of Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, with an MBA.