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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.

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Donald Burkett
CPT Chair
Executive Vice President, Burkett, Burkett & Burkett CPAs
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Jimmy Burkes, CPA
CPT Secretary
(Retired) Partner, Haddox, Reid, Eubanks, Betts PLLC
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Tommye Barie, CPA
EVP, Leadership Development Succession Institute, LLC
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J. Coalter Baker, CPA
Partner, Baker & Cockburn, PLLC CPAs
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Larry Bridgesmith, J.D., ESQ
CPT Life Director
CRO ERM Legal Solutions
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Milton Brown, PA
CPT Life Director
President & Owner, Accounting Offices of Milton Brown, LLC
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David A. Costello, CPA
CPT Life Director
President & CEO, Retired NASBA & NASBA CPT
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Cynthia Cooper
CEO, Cooper Group
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Bill Fowler
SVP, Scholarship Program – Daniels Fund
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Lawrence W. Hamilton, MPA, Ed.S.
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Kevin James, Ph.D., CPA
Dean, North Carolina A&T University
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Melvin Malone, Esq.
Practice Group Leader, Butler Snow
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Sean McVey, CPA
Partner, Deloitte LLP
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Kent Noble
Bill Daniels Chair of Business Ethics University of Wyoming College of Business, Department of Management & Marketing
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Andrea Perry, ESQ
Member, Attorney Bone McAllester Norton PLLC
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Joseph Petito, Esq.
Principal-Public Policy, Government and Regulatory Affairs, Retired
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