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CPT Board of Directors

The CPT Board of Directors meets quarterly, but offers continuous guidance and support throughout the year. The CPT is privileged to have these leaders share their knowledge and professional experience.

Please click the links below to learn more about each board member:

David A. Costello, CPA
CPT Chair
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Bill Fowler, CPA
SVP, Grants Program – Daniels Fund
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Larry Bridgesmith, J.D.
CPT Life Director
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Lawrence W. Hamilton, MPA, Ed.S.
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Milton Brown
CPT Life Director
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Melvin Malone, Esq.
Practice Group Leader, Butler Snow
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Janet Buchanan
Buchanan Consulting, LLC
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Sean McVey, CPA
Partner, Deloitte LLP
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Donald Burkett, CPA
EVP, Burkett Burkett & Burkett CPAs, P.A.
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Vicky Petete, CPA
Executive VP & CFO, Vision Bank
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Cynthia Cooper
CEO, Cooper Group
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Joseph Petito, Esq.
Principal – Public Policy, PwC LLP
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Linda Ferrell, Ph.D.
Prof., U. of New Mexico
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Louis Upkins, Jr.
President & CEO, Upkins & Co.
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O.C. Ferrell, Ph.D.
Prof., U. of New Mexico
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