NASBA Appoints Davenport as 2014-15 Chair

Walter Davenport

Walter Davenport

NASBA announced Walter Davenport as chair of its 2014-15 Board of Directors. Davenport, along with a slate of newly elected board members, was installed into office during NASBA’s Annual Meeting, held Nov. 2-5, in Washington, D.C.

A retired audit partner with Cherry Bekaert & Holland, Davenport was engaged in financial and business consulting for not-for-profit entities and was responsible for firmwide not-for-profit operations as director of the firm’s not-for-profit industry group.

“Today, we have the information gathering ability, technology knowhow, resources and a diverse pool of talent that our predecessors ten years ago only dreamed of,” says Davenport.

President and CEO, Ken Bishop, is confident of Davenport’s ability to advance NASBA and Boards of Accountancy as board chair. “I have known and admired Walter for many years and welcome the new leadership perspective he will bring to NASBA,” says Bishop. “He has demonstrated the ability and skill to bring people together, an attribute that will be very important during the upcoming year, as we take on important issues impacting the profession. I look forward to working with Walter this year.”

Additional board appointments include:

  • 2014-15 Vice Chair (serving a 1-year term) Donald Burkett of West Columbia, S.C.
  • Directors-at-Large (serving 3-year terms) A. Carlos Barrera of Brownsville, Texas, Jimmy Burkes, of Jackson, Miss., Richard Reisig, of Great Falls, Mont., and Laurie Tish of Seattle, Wash.
  • Regional Directors (serving a 1-year term): Southwest, Coalter Baker of Austin, Texas; Southeast, Maria Caldwell of Miami; Middle Atlantic, Robert Cochran of Farmville, Va.; Northeast, John Dailey of Voorhees, N.J.; Great Lakes, W. Michael Fritz of Columbus, Ohio; Central, Janeth Glenn of La Vista, Neb.; Pacific, Ed Jolicoeur of Spokane, Wash.; and Mountain, Benjamin Steele of Carson City, Nev.