The NASBA Center for the Public Trust is pleased to announce the addition of the following members to our Board of Directors:
Donald Burkett, CPA
South Carolina-native, Donald Burkett has served as a CPA for over 30 years through his firm, Burkett, Burkett & Burkett where he is the Executive Vice President.
He served on the Vision Project team of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants to develop a vision and direction for CPAs for the next 15 years.
He is a current member of the South Carolina Board of Accountancy and NASBA’s Board of Accountancy where he is a member of the Strategic Planning Committee. He lives in Columbia with his wife, Jeannie.
Lawrence W. Hamilton, MPA, Ed.S., SPHR/CCP
As an Executive Coach and Adjunct Faculty with the Center for Creative Leadership affiliate at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL, Lawrence W. Hamilton is able to draw upon his decades of corporate leadership experience.
He has most recently served as Senior Vice President at Human Resources-Worldwide and a member of the Executive Committee at the $20+ billion Tech Data Corporation.
He currently serves as chair of the Compensation Committee with Wright Medical Group.
Vicky Petete, CPA
As a CPA, Vicky Petete has served her Ada, OK community through numerous organizations and foundations. She’s been with Vision Bank, NA for over 20 years where she’s Executive Vice President and CFO.
She also teaches at East Central University as an adjunct professor in financial literacy. Ms. Petete is Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Oklahoma Accountancy Board and has served on NASBA’s Accounting and Finance Committee since 2011.
She has received three prestigious awards from the Oklahoma Society of CPAs: Outstanding CPA in Business and Industry, Public Service Award and the Accounting Hall of Fame Award.
Joseph P. Petito
For over 20 years, Joseph Petito has served with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as Principal in Public Policy, Government & Regulatory Affairs. He has extensive experience in working with state, local and regulatory legislative bodies and has successfully lobbied to enact LLP and LLC legislation.
Mr. Petito serves on the Board of Trustees of the National Judicial College, the Board of Directors for the American Tort Reform Association and state law reform coalitions.
He’s worked with numerous political campaigns and ballot initiatives and serves his community as a member of the Montgomery County Recreational Advisory Council and a co-chair of the University of Delaware Parents Fund.
Louis Upkins, Jr.
Having spent most of his career in branding and marketing, Louis Upkins, Jr. has worked with major national brands and icons such as Oprah, Starbucks, UPS and Whitney Houston.
His experience as an entrepreneur has given him a unique skillset for ideation, innovation and manifestation. He is also a speaker and strategic advisor and enjoys teaching on leadership development.
Mr. Upkins lives in Franklin, TN with his wife, Charita and their two children.