Higher Education Consultant

Nicole Painter, SPHR

Nicole Ray is the Employee Relations and Compliance Manager for BKD, LLP, a national CPA and advisory firm. Nicole provides human resources compliance management for 33 offices in 15 states and serving as a trusted advisor to firm partners and employees regarding employee relations issues. Her tenure in human resources also includes work experience at Drury University, City Utilities of Springfield, and board involvement for Springfield not-for-profit agencies.

Nicole is an adjunct professor at Missouri State University, a member of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) and Springfield Area Human Resources Association (SAHRA).

She is a graduate of Drury University with a degree in Psychology and Business Administration and Evangel University with a degree in Organizational Leadership.