The NASBA Center for the Public Trust (CPT) is proud to announce Donald H. Burkett, CPA, as the new CPT Board chairman. Burkett is the former president and current vice president of Burkett, Burkett & Burkett, CPAs, PC, of Columbia, SC. He served as NASBA Board chairman, from 2015-2016, and experienced significant highlights and accomplishments during his term. Burkett also held several additional leadership roles as a member of the NASBA Board of Directors, including vice chair and Middle Atlantic regional director. He has also chaired and served as a member of several NASBA committees including the Communications Committee, Administrative and Finance Committee, Awards Committee, Nominating Committee, International Qualifications Appraisal Board, Standards Study Group and Past Chair Advisory Council.
Burkett is a former chairman, vice chair, secretary and member of the South Carolina Board of Accountancy. He is a member and past president of the South Carolina Association of CPAs and a member of the American Institute of CPAs’ Vision Project Team. Money magazine’s article on “The Best Tax Practitioners” cited him as one of the four South Carolina “tax pros” available for middle and upper-middle income taxpayers. Burkett is a graduate of the University of South Carolina.
The CPT is grateful for Burkett’s servant leadership, expertise and enthusiasm around ethics and leadership.
David A. Costello, CPA, served as the previous CPT Board chairman and will continue to serve the CPT Board as a life member.