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Retired Cherry Bekaert Partner Appointed to NASBA Board of Directors

calendar iconNovember 18, 2014

Cherry Bekaert LLP (“the Firm”) would like to congratulate former Audit Partner Walter C. Davenport on his appointment of Chair to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy’s (“NASBA”) Board of Directors.

Inaugurated into office earlier this month during NASBA’s 107th Annual Meeting, Davenport becomes the second African-American elected to head the organization. As the new Chair of NASBA’s Board of Directors, he will oversee the regulation of accounting across the country’s 55 jurisdictions.

Commenting on the inauguration, Howard J. Kies, Firm Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Cherry Bekaert, stated how proud the Firm is of Davenport’s prestigious appointment. Additionally, Kies noted how the achievement is reflective of the years of leadership Davenport demonstrated as Director of the Firm’s Nonprofit industry group and an Audit Partner.

Retiring from Cherry Bekaert in 2008, Davenport joined the Firm through a merger with Garrett & Davenport, P.C. As Director of Cherry Bekaert’s Nonprofit industry group and an Audit Partner, he provided financial and business guidance for nonprofit organizations, and was in charge of Firmwide nonprofit operations.

For more on Davenport’s appointment, visit the Accounting Today website.