NASBA Announces 2014-15 Vice Chair Nominee

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South Carolina native, Donald (Donny) H. Burkett, CPA, selected as nominee to assume post.

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Donald H. Burkett, CPA

Donny's commitment and knowledge will help NASBA further its mission of enhancing the effectiveness and advancing the common interests of the Boards of Accountancy in the years to come.

NASBA’s Nominating Committee has selected its candidate for the position of Vice Chair, 2014-2015. Donald (Donny) H. Burkett, CPA, of West Columbia, S.C., was selected as the Committee’s nominee. Once elected by the membership at the 2014 Annual Meeting, the 2014-15 Vice Chair will automatically accede to the office of Chair at NASBA’s 2015 Annual Meeting.

Currently, Burkett is the chairman of the South Carolina Board of Accountancy. During his 12 years on the Board, he served his first term as chairman from 2007-2009 and also served as vice chair (2005-2007) and secretary (2004-2005).

As an active NASBA member, Burkett has volunteered on numerous committees, filled many roles and held a number of positions. He currently serves as director-at-large on the Board of Directors. From 2007-2010, he served on the Board as the middle atlantic regional director. His volunteerism on NASBA committees is extensive and includes serving as former chair of the Ethics, Legislative Support (former and current chair), Relations with Member Boards, Audit and Board Effectiveness Committees. Additionally, he served as a member of NASBA’s Communications Committee and Standards Study Group.

Among his professional affiliations include membership in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (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. Mr. 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 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.

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.

"Donny's commitment and knowledge will help NASBA further its mission of enhancing the effectiveness and advancing the common interests of the Boards of Accountancy in the years to come," said Ken Bishop, President & CEO of NASBA.

Celebrating more than 100 years of service, the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) serves as a forum for the nation’s Boards of Accountancy, which administer the Uniform CPA Examination, license more than 700,000 certified public accountants and regulate the practice of public accountancy in the United States.

NASBA’s mission is to enhance the effectiveness and advance the common interests of the Boards of Accountancy in meeting their regulatory responsibilities. The Association promotes the exchange of information among accountancy boards, serving the needs of the 55 U.S. jurisdictions.

NASBA is headquartered in Nashville, TN, with satellite offices in New York, NY, and San Juan, PR, and an International Computer Testing and Call Center in Guam. To learn more about NASBA, visit

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