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Donald Burkett, CPA

05 Burkett, DonnyDonald (Donny) H. Burkett, CPA, serves as the Vice Chair of NASBA and is the Chair of the South Carolina Board of Accountancy. As an active NASBA volunteer, Burkett previously served as the chair of the Ethics, Legislative Support (former and current chair), and Audit and Board Effectiveness Committees.

A licensed CPA for over 30 years with the firm Burkett Burkett & Burkett Certified Public Accountants, P.A., Burkett’s expertise in the area of tax has been featured in “The Best Tax Practitioner,” published by Money Magazine.

Among his professional affiliations include membership in the American Institute of Certified CPAs (AICPA), the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants (SCACPA)—where he is a former chair and recipient of the Service To Profession Award—and the Central Chapter of Certified Public Accountants—where he served as chair, vice chair, secretary and treasurer. Burkett is a former member of the AICPA’s Vision Project team that was responsible for developing the vision and direction for CPAs over the next 15 years. He is also the past president of the Cayce/West Columbia Civitan and Rotary Clubs and current president of the Airport High School Educational Foundation.

A South Carolina native, Burkett received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of South Carolina. He and his wife, Jeannie, have two daughters, Tiffany and Brandi, and one son-in-law, Mike.