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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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David A. Costello, CPA
CPT Chair
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Lawrence W. Hamilton, MPA, Ed.S.
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Larry Bridgesmith, J.D.
CPT Life Director
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Kevin James, Ph.D., CPA
Interim Dean, North Carolina A&T University
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Milton Brown
CPT Life Director
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Jeffrey Katz, Ph.D.
Dean & Professor, Western Kentucky University
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Jimmy Burkes, CPA
Haddox Reid Eubank Betts PLLC
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Melvin Malone, Esq.
Practice Group Leader, Butler Snow
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Tommye Barie, CPA
Executive Vice President of Leadership Development
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Sean McVey, CPA
Partner, Deloitte LLP
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Donald Burkett
Exec. VP, Burkett, Burkett & Burkett CPAs
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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.
(Retired) Principal – Public Policy, PwC LLP
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Bill Fowler
SVP, Scholarship Program – Daniels Fund
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